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Knots and Links in Graphs

by

Brenda Johnson
Union College

January 14, 2013
4:30 pm
Bailey Hall 207

Refreshments will be served in Bailey Hall 204 at 4:15


Abstract:

Consider a computer system with six components, each of which has to be connected to each of the others by a cable or wire. The result is a mess, but how messy is it? The mathematical analog of this set up is called a spatial embedding of the complete graph on six vertices. We’ll look at some theorems that describe the minimum degree of messiness in such situations, and some related unanswered questions.


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