Geometry Seminar- September 21, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015 (3:30 p.m. in Yost 102)

Title: Elastic curves in Euclidean space

Speaker: David Singer (Professor and Interim Chair, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, & Statistics, Case Western Reserve University)

Abstract: Using the notion of a Killing Field Along a Curve, we are able to completely integrate the equations of the elastica in Euclidean space. We will describe the process and in particular identify those solutions which are periodic; these include some but not all torus knots.

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