Title

Open knots

Department/School

Mathematics

Date

1-8-2021

Document Type

Book Chapter

Keywords

knot theory, open knots

Abstract

The goal of this chapter is to describe different techniques used to measure knotting in open curves. Note that there is no "agreed upon" definition for describing knotting in open curves. As a result, we describe the context motivating each definition and then describe some advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches.

Published in

Encyclopedia of Knot Theory

Citation/Other Information

Dorier, J., Goundaroulis, D., Rawdon, E.J., & Stasiak, A. (2021). Open knots. In Adams, C., Flapan, E., Henrich, A., Kauffman, L.H., Ludwig, L.D., & Nelson, S. Encyclopedia of Knot Theory (1st ed.). Chapman and Hall/CRC. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781138298217

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