Mirror Images in Knots

    Volume 31, Issue 1 (January 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Dale Nute, H
    Forensic scientist, Forensic & Security Consultants Corp., Tallahassee, FL

    (Received 12 October 1984; accepted 29 March 1985)

    Abstract

    Most knots are asymmetric and thus can be tied in two forms which are mirror images. An individual tends to tie one of the mirror images habitually which increases the significance of an analysis of the knot. Of 103 college students, 68 surveyed tied a knot based on an overhand knot. Of these, approximately 75% of the right-handed persons tied the overhand knot in one orientation while the other 25% tied the mirror image of it. Some background information relating to analyzing common knots is discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS11881J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11881J

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    Title Mirror Images in Knots
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    Committee E30