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Knots, molecules, and the universe : an introduction to topology, Erica Flapan ; with Maia Averett [and seventeen others]
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 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 threedimensional 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xvii, 386 pages
 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
 Isbn
 9781470425357
 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]
 Subject

 Biology and other natural sciences  Chemistry  Molecular structure (graphtheoretic methods, methods of differential topology, etc.)
 Biology and other natural sciences  Genetics and population dynamics  Protein sequences, DNA sequences
 Biology and other natural sciences  Physiological, cellular and medical topics  Biochemistry, molecular biology
 Geometry
 Geometry  Textbooks
 Information and communication, circuits  Circuits, networks  Applications of graph theory
 Knot theory
 Knot theory  Textbooks
 Manifolds and cell complexes  Lowdimensional topology  Knots and links in $Ŝ3$
 Algebraic topology
 Molecular biology
 Molecular biology  Textbooks
 Textbooks
 Textbooks
 Topologie
 Topology
 Topology  Textbooks
 Manifolds and cell complexes  Lowdimensional topology  Relations with graph theory
 Algebraic topology  Textbooks
 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 threedimensional 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]
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
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 Content type code

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 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]
 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
Subject
 Biology and other natural sciences  Chemistry  Molecular structure (graphtheoretic methods, methods of differential topology, etc.)
 Biology and other natural sciences  Genetics and population dynamics  Protein sequences, DNA sequences
 Biology and other natural sciences  Physiological, cellular and medical topics  Biochemistry, molecular biology
 Geometry
 Geometry  Textbooks
 Information and communication, circuits  Circuits, networks  Applications of graph theory
 Knot theory
 Knot theory  Textbooks
 Manifolds and cell complexes  Lowdimensional topology  Knots and links in $Ŝ3$
 Algebraic topology
 Molecular biology
 Molecular biology  Textbooks
 Textbooks
 Textbooks
 Topologie
 Topology
 Topology  Textbooks
 Manifolds and cell complexes  Lowdimensional topology  Relations with graph theory
 Algebraic topology  Textbooks
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