So I know that quandles are associated with knot theory, etc. but what are "shadow colorings" ?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

on a broader context, can someone plz give me a simple definition of a "knot invariant" and a "quandle" ?

and what does this have to do with "racks" ?

sorry, all this esoteric language is really confusing.

it would be awesome if someone could give me a dumbed down version of knot theory, as an introduction to it. im kinda interested in this subject, just i need to understand the basic meanings/definitions first..thanks!

i tried reading a bunch of research papers..though I failed epicly. too much vocab. and concepts that I did not understand. for example, "isotopy" and "cocycle" and "quandle coloring"

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# Quandles are associated with knot theory

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