Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wow we really like the ropes

1 comment:

  1. Good afternoon everyone. Mark & I intended to present you all with a new challenge and a promise. The old challenge is to continue on with your quest to understand the rotate: what value should we assign R in any sequence of twists and rotates?

    The new challenge is supposed to help you meet the old challenge: study the following 3 knots and how to value R in each appearance:

    (a) TTRTT
    (b) TTTTRTTTR = (T^4)R(T^3)R
    (c) TTTTTTTTR = (T^8)R

    The promise is that I'll finish a little handout on the ropes and that we'll return to this our first class on Aug 31.