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Title: Within and without - the geometry of knots.
Author: Ball, A. A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3441 2490
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 1972
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The aim of this thesis is to evolve simple answers to the questions 'What is a knot? ' and 'when are two knots the same?' The work is far more in the spirit of, for example, Reidemeister's 'Knotentheorie' rather than the strictly topological approach of more recent writers, like Crowell and Fox. There are few prerequisites for understanding the thesis. Generally the work is elementary and complete in itself. Occasionally I have referred to works in the Bibliography; enclosing the author's name in brackets, but a knowledge of these works is not necessary. They are listed primarily to acknowledge my continual reference to them during my research. I have used a number of special terms, and have underlined each where it is introduced. This draws attention to the new term and later makes the definition easier to find. If the term is to be used in another section then it is listed in the Index of Definitions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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