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The Resource Knots, molecules, and the universe : an introduction to topology, Erica Flapan ; with Maia Averett [and seventeen others]

Knots, molecules, and the universe : an introduction to topology, Erica Flapan ; with Maia Averett [and seventeen others]

Label
Knots, molecules, and the universe : an introduction to topology
Title
Knots, molecules, and the universe
Title remainder
an introduction to topology
Statement of responsibility
Erica Flapan ; with Maia Averett [and seventeen others]
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is an elementary introduction to geometric topology and its applications to chemistry, molecular biology, and cosmology. It does not assume any mathematical or scientific background, sophistication, or even motivation to study mathematics. It is meant to be fun and engaging while drawing students in to learn about fundamental topological and geometric ideas. Though the book can be read and enjoyed by nonmathematicians, college students, or even eager high school students, it is intended to be used as an undergraduate textbook. The book is divided into three parts corresponding to the three areas referred to in the title. Part 1 develops techniques that enable two- and three-dimensional creatures to visualize possible shapes for their universe and to use topological and geometric properties to distinguish one such space from another. Part 2 is an introduction to knot theory with an emphasis on invariants. Part 3 presents applications of topology and geometry to molecular symmetries, DNA, and proteins. Each chapter ends with exercises that allow for better understanding of the material."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flapan, Erica
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA611
LC item number
.F45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Averett, Maia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Topology
  • Algebraic topology
  • Knot theory
  • Geometry
  • Molecular biology
  • Algebraic topology
  • Geometry
  • Knot theory
  • Molecular biology
  • Topology
  • Topologie
  • Manifolds and cell complexes
  • Manifolds and cell complexes
  • Biology and other natural sciences
  • Biology and other natural sciences
  • Biology and other natural sciences
  • Information and communication, circuits
Label
Knots, molecules, and the universe : an introduction to topology, Erica Flapan ; with Maia Averett [and seventeen others]
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 : Universes. An introduction to the shape of the universe -- Visualizing four dimensions -- Geometry and topology of different universes -- Orientability -- Flat manifolds -- Connected sums of spaces -- Products of spaces -- Geometries of surfaces -- Part 2 : Knots. Introduction to knot theory -- Invariants of knots and links -- Knot polynomials -- Part 3 : Molecules. Mirror image symmetry from different viewpoints -- Techniques to prove topological chirality -- The topology and geometry of DNA -- The topology of proteins
Control code
918940763
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 386 pages
Isbn
9781470425357
Lccn
2015031576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918940763
Label
Knots, molecules, and the universe : an introduction to topology, Erica Flapan ; with Maia Averett [and seventeen others]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 : Universes. An introduction to the shape of the universe -- Visualizing four dimensions -- Geometry and topology of different universes -- Orientability -- Flat manifolds -- Connected sums of spaces -- Products of spaces -- Geometries of surfaces -- Part 2 : Knots. Introduction to knot theory -- Invariants of knots and links -- Knot polynomials -- Part 3 : Molecules. Mirror image symmetry from different viewpoints -- Techniques to prove topological chirality -- The topology and geometry of DNA -- The topology of proteins
Control code
918940763
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvii, 386 pages
Isbn
9781470425357
Lccn
2015031576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918940763

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