Math 4750: Introduction to Knot Theory

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This class gives an overview of both classical and modern results in Knot theory: the Kauffman bracket and the Jones polynomial; the Alexander polynomial; Khovanov homology; Seifert surfaces; examples and classes of knots: torus knots, alternating knots, hyperbolic knots; intrinsic knotting of graphs; colorings and relation to combinatorics of planar graphs; knotting and linking in higher dimensions.