Chiral Knot

A chiral knot is a knot which is not capable of being continuously deformed into its own mirror image. A knot that can be so deformed is then called an amphichiral knot.

Knots on ten and fewer crossing can be tested in the Wolfram Language to see if they are chiral using the command KnotData[knot, "Chiral"].

See also

Amphichiral Knot, Knot Symmetry

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Chiral Knot." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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