bane of my existance - Kaytlyn Hargrave Dr. Loft MTH164H...

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Kaytlyn Hargrave Dr. Loft MTH164H December 11, 2010 Torus Knots: They’re Not Evil The term torus knot refers to a knot that can be made on the surface of an unknotted torus without crossing over or under themselves. Here we see an example of the torus knot known as a trefoil drawn on a torus that is disguised as a bagel. There are many varieties of knots and links that belong to the torus family, but we will focus on the knots. Attached is an incomplete catalogue of torus knots and links so you can get an idea of just how many there are. Classifying torus knots is a relatively simple process. First the knot must be drawn on the torus. Because students are people and people are lazy, we’ll use the bagel-torus knot from before. Before we can get to the fun of classifying, we must define a few terms that will be key to understanding. Meridian curve: A meridian curve runs once the short way around the torus. Longitudinal curve:
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course MTH 163 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '08 term at Sam Houston State University.

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