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.
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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|Additional information:||Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 30th Nov 2005; Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 21st Dec 2005; Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 21st Dec 2005|
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