Combinatorial Knot Theory
by Louis H. Kauffman
Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago 2009
Number of pages: 159
This book is an introduction to knot theory and to Witten's approach to knot theory via his functional integral. Contents: Topics in combinatorial knot theory; State Models and State Summations; Vassiliev Invariants and Witten's Functional Integral.
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