Two years ago, I wrote a paper for Bridges about using Knot and Braid Theory to assist in designing a braid to tie into a knot. The amount of Theory used is

*very basic*, intro type stuff (self taught from a few chapters of Adams plus Wolfram Alpha online documentation). I was rejected for being inaccurate/mistakes while at the same time not spending enough time defining (basic to the subject matter!) terms.

I

*believe* that any inaccuracies were due to cutting an 8 page document down to 4 for page count purposes...

but I'd like someone to proof read my math before I try to post/publish the info anywhere else.

So do you, or someone you know, have a reasonable grasp of basic knot and braid theory?

Did you learn it in a school or spend more than a couple of weeks bootstrapping yourself?

Can you help me proofread my concepts?

Do you have the time to read and comment on an 8 page math paper (with lots of pictures!!

)?

I like to think that my theorizing which resulted in physical objects that I believe illustrate my points are more or less proof that I'm not completely off-base or just incredibly lucky?