I will be doing a presentation on some knot theory stuff next semester (graduate seminar), and also studying for our Topology qualifier and taking Algebraic topology. My textbook for topology is Munkres (of course!) and the book I am studying knot theory from is Colin Adams wonderful work "The Knot Book."(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Adams book is great, but it supposes no prior knowledge of topology. Munkres is great, but there is no mention of knots,though some portions of Munkres are possibly relevant and may help me understand knots more rigorously. My question is: which portions are those? Or perhaps I need to look at a more rigorous knot theory book in addition to Adams.

(Of course Adams is a fun read. I'd recommend it to anybody. Even undergraduates and bright High School students).

Note that Adams does not cover the fundamental group. But I am not sure at this point which group I am interested in when it comes to knots. I know there is a "knot group" but I think that is something else.

Regards,

Dave K

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