An Introduction to Knots [F-17-34]

Presenter: Laura Person
Location: SUNY: Carson 204
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 3:30 PM 10/25

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“In topology, knot theory is the study of mathematical knots. While inspired by knots which appear in daily life in shoelaces and rope, a mathematician’s knot differs in that the ends are joined together so that it cannot be undone.” (Knot theory – Wikipedia). The mathematical study of knots is fascinating for both amateurs and experts. This hands-on course about the basics of knot theory is suitable for those with little to no background in mathematics.

Laura Person has taught mathematics at SUNY Potsdam since 1989. Her field is Topology, which is an area of pure mathematics focused on the study of abstract shapes.

Cap: 25

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