# Understanding Braids and Knots

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A knot is an interwoven, closed, non-self-intersecting curve in 3D. A braid is a collection of strands crossing over or under each other. By joining the endpoints at the top of the braid diagram to the corresponding endpoints at the bottom, a braid can be associated with a knot. To do this, use the "curve braid" control.

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Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (September 2014)

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References

[1] The Knot Atlas. (Aug 28, 2014) katlas.math.toronto.edu/wiki/Main_Page.

[2] E. Dalvit. "A Journey through the Mathematical Theory of Braids." (Aug 28, 2014) matematita.science.unitn.it/braids/index.html.

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Published: September 2 2014