By H. Keith Moffatt (auth.), Renzo L. Ricca (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1402002076

ISBN-13: 9781402002076

ISBN-10: 9401004463

ISBN-13: 9789401004466

Leading specialists current a different, important creation to the examine of the geometry and typology of fluid flows. From simple motions on curves and surfaces to the hot advancements in knots and hyperlinks, the reader is progressively ended in discover the attention-grabbing international of geometric and topological fluid mechanics.

Geodesics and chaotic orbits, magnetic knots and vortex hyperlinks, continuous flows and singularities turn into alive with greater than a hundred and sixty figures and examples.

within the establishing article, H. ok. Moffatt units the speed, providing 8 amazing difficulties for the twenty first century. The publication is going directly to supply techniques and methods for tackling those and lots of different fascinating open problems.

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Let CPt be the map of R3 to itself, that sends a point x, represented by a tiny drop of fluid at time t = 0, to the position occupied by the drop at time t. The flow map CPt is continuous. It has an inverse which is also continuous. In topology, such a map is called a homeomorphism of R3. The map CPo is the identity. The family of homeomorphisms CPt for all t E [0,1] can be thought of as a path joining CPl to the identity CPo. One calls it an isotopy between CPo and CPl. One can prove that this implies that CPl keeps the orientation of R3 fixed.

4. ClUugltreanu, G. (1961) Sur les enlacements tridimensionnels des courbes fermees. Comm. Acad. P. Romine 11, 829-832. 5. Cantarella, J. DeTurk D. & Gluck. H. (1997) Upper bounds for the writhing of knots and the helicity of vector fields. Preprint. 6. Do Carmo, M. (1976) Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces. Prentice Hall. 7. B. (1971) The writhing number of a space curve. Proc Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 88(4), 815-819. 8. B. (1978) Decomposition of the linking number of a closed ribbon: a problem from molecular biology.

Springer. 1. 2. ch Abstract. The aim of this article is to present an elementary introduction to classical knot theory. The word classical means two things. First, it means the study of knots in the usual 3D space R3 or S3. It also designates knot theory before 1984. In section 1 we describe the basic facts: curves in 3D space, isotopies, knots, links and knot types. We then proceed to knot diagrams and braids. Finally we introduce the useful notion of tangle due to John Conway. In section 2 we present some important problems of knot theory: classification, chirality, search for and computation of invariants.

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