**Combinatorial Knot Theory**

by Louis H. Kauffman

**Publisher**: University of Illinois at Chicago 2009**Number of pages**: 159

**Description**:

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.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(3.6MB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Diffeomorphisms of Elliptic 3-Manifolds**

by

**S. Hong, J. Kalliongis, D. McCullough, J. H. Rubinstein**-

**arXiv**

The elliptic 3-manifolds are the closed 3-manifolds that admit a Riemannian metric of constant positive curvature. For any elliptic 3-manifold M, the inclusion from the isometry group of M to the diffeomorphism group of M is a homotopy equivalence.

(

**4291**views)

**A Primer on Mapping Class Groups**

by

**Benson Farb, Dan Margalit**-

**Princeton University Press**

Our goal in this book is to explain as many important theorems, examples, and techniques as possible, as quickly and directly as possible, while at the same time giving (nearly) full details and keeping the text (nearly) selfcontained.

(

**6094**views)

**High-dimensional Knot Theory**

by

**Andrew Ranicki**-

**Springer**

This book is an introduction to high-dimensional knot theory. It uses surgery theory to provide a systematic exposition, and it serves as an introduction to algebraic surgery theory, using high-dimensional knots as the geometric motivation.

(

**7583**views)

**Lectures on Polyhedral Topology**

by

**John R. Stallings**-

**Tata Institute of Fundamental Research**

These notes contain: The elementary theory of finite polyhedra in real vector spaces; A theory of 'general position' (approximation of maps), based on 'non-degeneracy'. A theory of 'regular neighbourhoods' in arbitrary polyhedra; etc.

(

**4450**views)