Course Schedule - Spring 17

     

MATH 304 001 (CRN: 20578)

ELEMENTS OF KNOT THEORY

Long Title: ELEMENTS OF KNOT THEORY
Department: Mathematics
Instructor: Krcatovich, David T.
Meeting: 10:00AM - 10:50AM MWF GRB W211 (9-JAN-2017 - 21-APR-2017) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 49
Section Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0 (Max 99) 
Current members of the waitlist have priority for available seats.
Enrollment data as of: 22-SEP-2017 4:44AM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
1-MAY-2017  
9:00AM - 12:00PM M TBA TBA
 
Description: Introduction to the mathematical theory of knots. Techniques to distinguish knots from one another, Reidemeister moves, mod-p colorings, knot determinants, knot polynomials, Seifert surfaces, Euler characteristic, knot groups, and untying knots in four dimensions. We will also discuss open problems in knot theory. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH 221 OR MATH 354 OR MATH 355.