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How is knot theory involved in other fields of math? Any applications outside of math?
Knot Theory is a branch of mathematics that studies the mathematical properties of knots. A knot is a closed curve in 3-dimensional space that does not intersect itself.
Knot Theory has various applications in other fields such as chemistry, physics, biology, and computer science. For example, it can be used to study the structure of molecules, the behavior of DNA, and the efficiency of computer algorithms.
Knot Theory has been used to solve problems in topology, geometry, and algebra. It has also been applied to the study of manifolds, surfaces, and braids.
Knot Theory has practical uses in industries such as engineering, architecture, and navigation. It can be used to design and analyze structures, create secure knots for different purposes, and develop efficient routes for ships and airplanes.
Some current areas of research in Knot Theory include the study of virtual knots, the classification of knots and links, and the application of Knot Theory to quantum physics. There is also ongoing research on the applications of Knot Theory to DNA sequencing and protein folding.