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A Theory of Twist ^ Torsion Knots founded mainly
on the foregoing (original) diagrams.

(c.f. ii. P. 257.)
(i) Knots such as are here called Twist ^ ”Torsion
Knots” are formed thus:- A number
of cords are laid together in a para-
llel position equidistant from one ano-
ther & an imaginary longitudinal
axis. If the cords are laid at
equal distances from one another
along the surface of a flexible tube
this arrangement would accord with
the hypothesis. If this tube were
now bent so that the ends joined
the ends of each cord would be joined
and a series of separate rings or
bands of cord would result. But
if before joining the ends of the tube
it were twisted so as ^ to the minimum extent necessary to bring
the ends of those lying next
to them respectively, a complication,

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