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Knots at the mirror

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This exhibit of the section "Topology" in the exhibition matemilano shows a trefoil knot and a eight-figure knot with their specular images. The right and left trefoil knot are not equivalent; on the contrary, we can manipulate a rope in the position of the eight-figure knot into its specular. This sequence of images gives an idea of the manipulation.

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Figure eight knot (Topology)
Trefoil knot (Topology)
Objects (From the exhibitions of matematita)
Topology (From the exhibitions of matematita)


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