COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Algebra Seminar: Braid Theory; Introduction to the Classical Braid Group

2005-11-10

1:25pm, Neill 106W

Chris Kanyer

Summary: Braid theory will be defined and it will be shown to be a well defined group. Also the Theorem of Alexander will be proved, relating links and knots (in knot theory) to closed braids. A reference list will be handed out in the seminar.