By Dorothy Buck and Erica Flapan, Dorothy Buck, Erica Flapan
Over the last 20-30 years, knot conception has rekindled its ancient ties with biology, chemistry, and physics as a way of constructing extra subtle descriptions of the entanglements and houses of usual phenomena--from strings to natural compounds to DNA. This quantity is predicated at the 2008 AMS brief path, functions of Knot idea. the purpose of the fast direction and this quantity, whereas no longer protecting all elements of utilized knot idea, is to supply the reader with a mathematical appetizer, as a way to stimulate the mathematical urge for food for additional learn of this interesting box. No past wisdom of topology, biology, chemistry, or physics is thought. particularly, the 1st 3 chapters of this quantity introduce the reader to knot thought (by Colin Adams), topological chirality and molecular symmetry (by Erica Flapan), and DNA topology (by Dorothy Buck). the second one half this quantity is targeted on 3 specific purposes of knot conception. Louis Kauffman discusses functions of knot idea to physics, Nadrian Seeman discusses how topology is utilized in DNA nanotechnology, and Jonathan Simon discusses the statistical and vigorous houses of knots and their relation to molecular biology.
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