A knot is a method of fastening or securing linear material such as rope by tying or interweaving. It may consist of a length of one or several segments of rope, string, webbing, twine, strap, or even chain interwoven such that the line can bind to itself or to some other object—the "load". Knots have been the subject of interest for their ancient origins, their common uses, and the area of mathematics known as knot theory.
Other articles related to "knot, knots":
... from trying to find a complete listing of mathematical knots with a given number of crossings ... In Dowker notation for knot diagrams, an early form of which was used by Tait, the 2n points where a knot with n knots crosses itself, in consecutive order along ... crossing, used in Dowker notation to represent the knot, can be interpreted as a perfect matching in a graph that has a vertex for every number in the range from 1 to 2n and an edge between ...
... of the motion to suspend the rules is called the "Gordian knot" motion ... The use of the "Gordian Knot" motion is illustrated in The Standard Code with this example "Madam President, in view of the confusion about the parliamentary situation, I believe ... The "Gordian Knot" version of suspend the rules was introduced by Floyd Riddick, Parliamentarian Emeritus of the United States Senate, at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the American ...
... In the mathematical area of knot theory, the crossing number of a knot is the minimal number of crossings of any diagram of the knot ... It is a knot invariant ... the unknot has crossing number zero, the trefoil knot three and the figure-eight knot four ...
... The snell knot is a hitch knot used to attach an eyed fishing hook to fishing line ... Hooks tied with a snell knot provide an even, straight-line pull to the fish ... It is a very secure knot, but because it is only easily tied using the near end as the working end, it is only used to attach a hook to a leader, rather than directly to the main line ...
... Knot theory is a branch of topology ... It deals with the mathematical analysis of knots, their structure and properties, and with the relationships between different knots ... In topology, a knot is a figure consisting of a single loop, abstracted from any physical rope or line, with any number of crossing or "knotted" elements ...
Famous quotes containing the word knot:
“I love him who does not want to have too many virtues. One virtue is more virtue than two, since it is more knot on which to hang the rope that is destined to hang him.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Brutus. How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport,
That now on Pompeys basis lies along,
No worthier than the dust!
Cassius. So oft as that shall be,
So often shall the knot of us be called
The men that gave their country liberty.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Under that wide hearth
a nest of rattlers,
theyll knot a hundred together,
had wintered and were coming awake.
The warming rock
flushed them out early.”
—Robert Morgan (b. 1944)