When Topology Meets Chemistry: A Topological Look at Molecular Chirality

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When Topology Meets Chemistry: A Topological Look at Molecular Chirality

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In this superb topology text, the readers not only learn about knot theory, 3-dimensional manifolds, and the topology of embedded graphs, but also their role in understanding molecular structures. Most results described in the text are motivated by the questions of chemists or molecular biologists, though they often go beyond answering the original question asked. No specific mathematical or chemical prerequisites are required. The text is enhanced by nearly 200 illustrations and 100 exercises. With this fascinating book, undergraduate mathematics students escape the world of pure abstract theory and enter that of real molecules, while chemists and biologists find simple and clear but rigorous definitions of mathematical concepts they handle intuitively in their work.

ISBN

0521664829

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

Cambridge University Press and Mathematical Association of America

City

Cambridge; New York; Washington, D.C.

Keywords

chemistry, mathematics, science, topology

Disciplines

Chemistry | Geometry and Topology | Mathematics | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

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