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CHAPTER 14
UNIVERSAL CHARACTERISTICS OF POLYGONAL KNOT
PROBABILITIES
Kenneth C. Millett
Department of Mathematics,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93016, USA
Email: millett@math.ucsb.edu
Homepage: http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~millett/KM.html
Eric J. Rawdon
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
Email: rawdon@mathcs.duq.edu
Homepage: http://www.mathcs.duq.edu/~rawdon
There is a striking qualitative similarity among the graphs of the relative
probabilities of corresponding knot types across a wide range of random
polygon models. In many cases one has theoretical results describing
the asymptotic decay of these knot probabilities but, in the finite range,
