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Monday, July 19, 2004
 

'Why Knot?' comic book teaches mathematical theory


Different from standard textbooks in almost every way, "Why Knot?" presents the basics of mathematical knots in a comic book. Designed to get high school and college students actively engaged, the book includes a plastic, rope-like toy called the Tangle, which students can use for exercises described in the book. Every page is filled with humorous and instructional illustrations, turning the challenging study of knot theory and the application of knot theory to DNA into an accessible adventure.

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