Professor, Pure Mathematics; Pure Math Chair
Year Started at JMU: 1992
Contact Info
Website: http://educ.jmu.edu/~kohnpd

Research Description

I study knots and links. I am particularly interested in unknotting numbers and unlinking numbers. I am also a co-author of a Calculus text.

  • PhD in Mathematics, 1991, The University of Texas at Austin
  • MA in Mathematics, 1985, San Francisco State University
  • BS in Chemistry, 1974, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Select Publications
  • Kohn, Peter. Unlinking two component links. Osaka J. Math. 30 (1993), no. 4, 741--752. DOI: 1200784732.
  • Peter Kohn (1998) An algorithm for constructing diagrams of two-bridge knots and links with period two, Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics, 1:2-3, 117-128, DOI: 10.1080/09720502.1998.10700247.
  • Laura Taalman and Peter Kohn, Calculus, WH Freeman Publishers, 2013. 

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