Course Catalog - 2016-2017

     

MATH 304 - ELEMENTS OF KNOT THEORY

Long Title: ELEMENTS OF KNOT THEORY
Department: Mathematics
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
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.