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Knot Diagrammatics by Louis H. Kauffman

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Knot Diagrammatics
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 107

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This paper is a survey of knot theory and invariants of knots and links from the point of view of categories of diagrams. The topics range from foundations of knot theory to virtual knot theory and topological quantum field theory.

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