By Louis H. Kauffman (editor)

ISBN-10: 0821803808

ISBN-13: 9780821803806

This ebook is the results of an AMS brief direction on Knots and Physics that used to be held in San Francisco (January 1994). the variety of the path went past knots to the examine of invariants of low dimensional manifolds and extensions of this paintings to 4 manifolds and to raised dimensions. The authors use principles and equipment of mathematical physics to extract topological information regarding knots and manifolds. positive aspects: A uncomplicated advent to knot polynomials with regards to statistical hyperlink invariants. Concise introductions to topological quantum box theories and to the function of knot thought in quantum gravity. Knots and Physics will be an exceptional complement to a direction on algebraic topology or a physics path on box idea.