G. A. Edgar wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>... >In article <3AA0E93F.B67125CD@naz.edu>, Nelson G. Rich <email@example.com> >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.