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# Tag Archives: knot theory

## Loop Puzzle 7

I have some puzzles left over from the Government Shutdown. Plus, I’m working on some more for starter activities for my wife’s engineering class, so enjoy! Solution is here

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October 30, 2013
Tagged knot theory, knots, loops, math, mathematics, puzzles, topology
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## Shutdown Puzzle 15

And another loopy puzzle for you…

## Shutdown Puzzle 14

Shutdown day 15. Spoiler: Click here for the solution.

## Shutdown Puzzle 13

The shutdown drags on. Try a puzzle! Spoiler: Click here for the solution.

## Shutdown Puzzle 12

Day 13 of the Federal Shutdown. See Shutdown Puzzle 11 for an example. Spoiler: Click here for the solution

## Shutdown Puzzle 11

A new flavor of puzzles. Look at the example, then see if you can do the first puzzle. claimtoken-525966d798694

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October 12, 2013
Tagged knot theory, knots, links, math, mathematics, puzzles, shutdown, topology
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## Abbot and Costello Meet Low-Dimensional Topology

My graduate training was (at least partially) in mathematical knot theory. I guess because of that I’ve had knot puns running around my head for some time. These finally crystallized into the following routine, which I wrote last night. Besides, … Continue reading

Posted in creative writing
Tagged Abbott and Costello, knot theory, math comedy, mathematical comedy, mathematical knots
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## Knot Tying Schema

I’ve noticed that whenever my two-year-old wants to tie a knot, she takes the two strands that she’s interested in and repeatedly twists them around each other. Of course this doesn’t produce any kind of knot at all (or I … Continue reading

Posted in children, math, topology
Tagged children, knot theory, knots, math, mathematical knots, mathematics
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