Title

Topological Rubber Gloves

Document Type

Article

Department

Mathematics (Pomona)

Publication Date

1998

Keywords

molecules, homeomorphism, knot

Abstract

This paper introduces the concept of a topological rubber glove and gives several examples. In particular, we prove that the knot 817 and the molecular graph of a single stranded DNA figure eight knot are topological rubber gloves. Then, we present an embedded graph which is not only a topological rubber glove, but has the additional property that no embedding of the graph can be rotated to its mirror image.

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© 1998 Springer-Verlag

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