Title

Physical knot theory: the study of sizes and shapes of polymers

Department/School

Mathematics

Date

2011

Document Type

Book Chapter

Keywords

Physical knot theory

Abstract

We present some commonly-used models for polymers in different experimental conditions, including some discussion of implementation issues. We then analyze how the size and shape of polymers are affected by length and the existence of knotting.

Published in

Introductory Lectures on Knot Theory

Citation/Other Information

Rawdon, E.J. (2011). Physical knot theory: the study of sizes and shapes of polymers. In Kauffman, L.H., Lambropoulou, S., Jablan, S., and Prztycki, J.H. Introductory Lectures on Knot Theory, vol 46., p 457-481, Singapore. World Sci. Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814313001_0017

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