alternating knot

An alternating knotMathworldPlanetmath is a knot with a diagram that has crossings that alternate between over and under as one travels around the knot in a fixed direction.

Examples of alternating knots include the trefoil knot ( and the figure-eight knot.

Title alternating knot
Canonical name AlternatingKnot
Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:29:18
Last modified on 2013-03-22 16:29:18
Owner Mathprof (13753)
Last modified by Mathprof (13753)
Numerical id 9
Author Mathprof (13753)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 57M25
Defines alternating