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Topic: "real world" uses of topology?
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Vincent Maycock

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Re: "real world" uses of topology?
Posted: Mar 3, 2001 8:07 PM
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G. A. Edgar wrote in message
<030320010937365907%edgar@math.ohio-state.edu>...
>In article <3AA0E93F.B67125CD@naz.edu>, Nelson G. Rich <ngrich@naz.edu>
>wrote:
>

>> A friend in chemistry asked me recently about uses of topology that have
>> found their way into the "real" world. I was hard pressed to give
>> examples.

>
>You mean like how in a benzene molecule the carbons are in
>a ring? That's topology! In more advanced chemistry, how
>long strands of DNA can be knotted.


The results of topology as an academic discipline are not required for the
study of these things.

--
Vince








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