Knot theory is a branch of topology that deals with the structure and properties of links. Employing a variety of tools, including surfaces, graph theory, and polynomials, we develop and explore classical link invariants. From this foundation, we de fine two novel link invariants, braid height and machete number, and investigate their properties and connection to classical invariants.
Freund, David, "The Machete Number" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 961.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis Exemplar
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