"Catalog of Knots for Dummies" / Watch This Space / a Cry for Help to a Nebraska Topologist
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Thanks very much for the knots catalog .gif
Could I impose on you to write 2 or 3 informal grafs about it for my blog
something on the order of "Catalog of Knots for Dummies" ?
VleeptronZ has a very smart readership from all over the world, but we tend to be somewhat Innocent of a lot of higher mathematics.
(So am I, but I'm nosy and I like to program math stuff.)
What makes these knots unique? what makes them objects of interest to mathematicians? How does the notational scheme work? are they useful as descriptive tools for things/phenomena in the Real World? Historically, when did interest in knots begin and how has it evolved to the present? Where will Knot Theory lead in the future?
Stuff like that. I want to post the catalog as an inherently beautiful image and a superb piece of visual representation of information, but I'd be truly appreciative if someone with expertise could take a stab about describing what it is and what it means for a non-mathematical readership.
(But please feel free to use equations.)
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