Title

Length of the tightest trefoil knot

Department/School

Mathematics

Date

11-29-2004

Document Type

Article

Keywords

trefoil knot, knots

Abstract

The physical sense of tight knots provided by the SONO algorithm is discussed. A method allowing one to predict their length is presented. An upper bound for the minimum length of a smooth trefoil knot is determined.

Published in

Physical Review E

Citation/Other Information

Baranska, J., Pieranski, P., Przybyl, S., & Rawdon, E. J. (2004). Length of the tightest trefoil knot. Physical Review E, 70(5), 051810. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.70.051810

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