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Geometry of Fullerenes

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Author:Slavik Jablan, Mathematical Institute, Belgrade
Description: Fullerenes (Buckminster Fuller) are considered from the points of view of geometry, graph theory and knot theory. Contents: Introduction; General fullerenes, graphs, symmetry and isomers; 5/6 fullerenes; Knot theory and fullerenes; "Perfect" fullerenes; Nanotubes, conical and biconical fullerenes and their symmetry; Fullerenes on other surfaces; References.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Graph Theory, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Polyhedra, Symmetry/Tessellations, Knot Theory, Chemistry

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