Encyclopedia of Knot Theory (Hardcover)

Encyclopedia of Knot Theory By Colin Adams (Editor), Erica Flapan (Editor), Allison Henrich (Editor) Cover Image
By Colin Adams (Editor), Erica Flapan (Editor), Allison Henrich (Editor)
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"Knot theory is a fascinating mathematical subject, with multiple links to theoretical physics. This enyclopedia is filled with valuable information on a rich and fascinating subject."

- Ed Witten, Recipient of the Fields Medal

"I spent a pleasant afternoon perusing the Encyclopedia of Knot Theory. It's a comprehensive compilation of clear introductions to both classical and very modern developments in the field. It will be a terrific resource for the accomplished researcher, and will also be an excellent way to lure students, both graduate and undergraduate, into the field."

- Abigail Thompson, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at University of California, Davis

Knot theory has proven to be a fascinating area of mathematical research, dating back about 150 years. Encyclopedia of Knot Theory provides short, interconnected articles on a variety of active areas in knot theory, and includes beautiful pictures, deep mathematical connections, and critical applications. Many of the articles in this book are accessible to undergraduates who are working on research or taking an advanced undergraduate course in knot theory. More advanced articles will be useful to graduate students working on a related thesis topic, to researchers in another area of topology who are interested in current results in knot theory, and to scientists who study the topology and geometry of biopolymers.


  • Provides material that is useful and accessible to undergraduates, postgraduates, and full-time researchers
  • Topics discussed provide an excellent catalyst for students to explore meaningful research and gain confidence and commitment to pursuing advanced degrees
  • Edited and contributed by top researchers in the field of knot theory

About the Author

Colin Adams, Louis H. Kauffman, Sam Nelson
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138297845
ISBN-10: 1138297844
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: December 29th, 2020
Pages: 954
Language: English