By Kunio Murasugi, B. Kurpita

This booklet offers a entire exposition of the speculation of braids, starting with the fundamental mathematical definitions and constructions. one of several themes defined intimately are: the braid crew for varied surfaces; the answer of the be aware challenge for the braid crew; braids within the context of knots and hyperlinks (Alexander's theorem); Markov's theorem and its use in acquiring braid invariants; the relationship among the Platonic solids (regular polyhedra) and braids; using braids within the resolution of algebraic equations. Dirac's challenge and certain kinds of braids termed Mexican plaits are additionally mentioned. viewers: because the ebook is determined by techniques and methods from algebra and topology, the authors additionally supply a number of appendices that hide the required fabric from those branches of arithmetic. consequently, the ebook is obtainable not just to mathematicians but additionally to anyone who may need an curiosity within the conception of braids. specifically, as progressively more purposes of braid idea are discovered open air the area of arithmetic, this booklet is perfect for any physicist, chemist or biologist who wish to comprehend the arithmetic of braids. With its use of various figures to give an explanation for in actual fact the math, and workouts to solidify the certainty, this e-book can also be used as a textbook for a path on knots and braids, or as a supplementary textbook for a path on topology or algebra.

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