The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie (ISBN ) is a book by Thomas Fink and Yong Mao. . "Designing tie knots by random walks" (PDF). Nature. (). The The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie refers to both the number of knots that can Nature (for full review view pdf) This wonderful little book by Thomas. PDF | We extend the existing enumeration of neck tie-knots to include Out of all ways to place the requisite number . The 85 ways to tie a tie.

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The 85 ways to tie a tie by Thomas Fink, Yong Mao, October 3, , Broadway edition, Hardcover in English. There are several different ways to tie a necktie. With this assumption in place, Fink and Mao produce a list of 85 distinct enthusiasts involve themselves, publish new approximations of the Merovingian tie-knot as PDF. Two physicists prove that there are not just four ways to tie a tie, but a further Tie Knots unravels the history of ties, the story of the discovery of the new knots.

It is not suitable for narrow collar shirts. It suits shirts with a wide collar opening. It looks fabulous in business and political occasions.

It is a symmetric necktie knot with an average size sits between the four-in-hand knot and the half-Windsor knot. It does not look too wide or too narrow.

It looks neat. The back of the narrow end of the necktie faces up, which does not look good if it is not well hidden behind the wide end.

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It is suitable for most shirts and occasions. More interestingly the authors accompany it with a deft but resolute history of the tie, as well as detailed knotting instructions. The unconventional should consider one of the rather novel options like the "crossed Christensen".

But perhaps not before the office, it might take some time. The Telegraph Once they have established the history, the authors explain their knotting breakthrough.

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Mathematicians have already invented a rich and precise language for each element of knotting, and Fink and Mao combine these elements in all possible ways to create a rich array of knots. They also show how to exploit mathematical rules in order to define when a knot is distinct from anything that has ever been seen before Papers The book was inspired by two papers. The first gives a summary of our principal results; the second, uncut version contains all the mathematical details.

Thomas M. The Duke of Windsor, after abdicating in , has been credited with introducing what is now known as the Windsor knot, whence its smaller derivative, the Half-Windsor, evolved.

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More recently, in , the Pratt knot was revealed on the front page of the New York Times, the first new knot to appear in 50 years. Book Paperback, pp.

Further details, reviews and sales can be found on and Wikipedia has a page on the book here. Reviews The Guardian As I recline weekly in velvet smoking jacket and exquisite cravat to dictate The List to my oiled, submissive stenographer, it is often given to me to muse on the science and aesthetics of tie knots.

Happily, Messrs Fink and Mao have now systematized the study of this most indispensable of gentlemen's apparel. Our authors are Cambridge physicists, and they have devised a highly ingenious mathematical method of proving exactly how many different ways there are to tie a tie, given certain practical tie length, volume of knot and aesthetic symmetry constraints.

Such an advance in our understanding is the fruit of knot theory, a branch of topology under which we can see that a tie is a random walk on a triangular lattice.

This eminently desirable little volume also paints a deft history of the tie, with clear knotting diagrams for each of its sartorial results. A perfect seasonal gift for fathers who would like to enter the new millennium more sprightly of step, and more elegant of neck.

Nature for full review view pdf This wonderful little book by Thomas Fink and Yong Mao has changed my life. Now, when I tie a tie, I know what I am doing, and why. Fink and Mao have performed a great service for civilization, doing for tie-knot tying what Isaac Newton did for the motion of the heavens: lifting it from the darkness of secrecy, ritual and superstition to the light of rational, scientific good tasteThus, the more balanced of the two "half-Windsor" knots is given a lower numbering and the name "Half-Windsor", even though the slightly less balanced "co-Half-Windsor" variant is equally known as the "Half-Windsor" in men's style literature, and has the benefit of being self-releasing.

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SlideShare Explore Search You. Using higher mathematics and a few basic assumptions about ties that they call "constraints" they come up with you guessed it 85 ways to tie a tie.


Thomas Fink and Yong Mao are condensed-matter theorists at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, and their work on tying knots made headlines around the world last year after it was published in Nature , , How to Tie a Scarf: