• Fiberedness of almost-Montesinos knots 

    Miller, Maggie (2015-05-13)
    In this paper we begin to classify fiberedness of "Almost-Montesinos" knots, a generalization of Montesinos knots. We employ the method used in the classification of fiberedness of Montesinos knots due to Hirasawa and ...
  • Trapezoidality and the Alexander polynomial 

    Cameron, James (2012-05-11)
    We study the Alexander polynomial of a class of alternating Montesinos links, and show that this class of links satisfies a conjecture of Ralph Fox that states that alternating links have trapezoidal polynomials.
  • When is a graph knotted? 

    Bernstein, Gilbert (2011-09-02)
    Knot theory, as traditionally studied, asks whether or not a loop of string is knotted. That is, can we deform the loop in question into a circle without cutting or breaking it. In this thesis, I take a less traditional ...