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knots in chemistry
Why knot: knots, molecules and stick numbers
Knots crop up all over the place, from tying a shoelace to molecular structure, but they are also elegant mathematical objects.
asks when is a molecule knot a molecule? and what happens if you try to build a knot out of sticks?
Stubborn equations and the study of symmetry
An impossible equation, two tragic heroes and the mathematical study of symmetry
Five Martin Gardner eye-openers involving squares and cubes
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