Basic Topology pp 213-239 | Cite as

Knots and Covering Spaces

  • M. A. Armstrong
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


We return to geometry in this chapter and consider various ways of embedding the circle as a subspace of E3. At first sight, the problem may seem rather narrow and special but, as we shall soon see, it is a meeting point for almost all the geometric and algebraic tools which we have developed so far.


Fundamental Group Covering Space Solid Torus Basic Topology Alexander Polynomial 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Armstrong
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of DurhamDurhamEngland

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