Browsing Honors Theses by Subject "knot theory"
Now showing items 1-3 of 3
(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 ...
(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.
(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 ...