On the writhing number of a non-closed curve.
In: Calvo, J and Millett, K and Rawdon, E and Stasiak, A, (eds.)
Physical and numerical models in knot theory including applications to the life sciences.
(525 - 545).
World Scientific Publishing
The paper deals with the definition and computation of the writhingnumber of an arbitrary fragment of a space curve. The approach is basedon closing the tangent indicatrix with a geodesic. A relationship connectingthe writhe with the Gau? integral over the open curve is studied.Single and double helical shapes are presented as examples.
|Title:||On the writhing number of a non-closed curve|
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|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering|
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