Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2020

     

MATH 304 901 (CRN: 14756)

ELEMENTS OF KNOT THEORY

Long Title: ELEMENTS OF KNOT THEORY
Department: Mathematics
Instructor: Joseph, Jason M.
Meeting: 1:30PM - 2:25PM MWF FULLY ONLINE (24-AUG-2020 - 4-DEC-2020) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: MATH 221 OR MATH 354 OR MATH 355
Section Max Enrollment: 49
Section Enrolled: 13
Enrollment data as of: 22-OCT-2020 1:44PM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
 
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.
 
Course URL: http://math.rice.edu