MT 883: Introduction to Knot Theory

Fall 2015

Time/Location: MW 1:00-2:15, Maloney 560 (stay tuned for cancelations and Friday make-up classes)
Professor: Josh Greene
Office: Maloney 527


There are several excellent texts on knot theory. We will draw primarily from the following sources:

• G. Burde and H. Zieschang, Knots, Walter de Gruyter, 2nd ed. (2003).
• P. Cromwell, Knots and Links, Cambridge University Press (2004).
• R.H. Crowell and R.H. Fox, Introduction to Knot Theory, Springer GTM 57 (1977).
• W.B. Raymond Lickorish, An Introduction to Knot Theory, Springer GTM 175 (1995).
• D. Rolfsen, Knots and Links, AMS Chelsea (1990).
• N. Saveliev, Lectures on the Topology of 3-Manifolds, Walter de Gruyter (1999).

More specific references to these books and research articles appear in the Class Summaries.

Class Summaries

Class Summaries

Problem Sets

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