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xarax

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Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string
« on: June 19, 2014, 05:15:22 AM »
   Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string

   by Dorian M. Raymer  and Douglas E. Smith 

   http://www.pnas.org/content/104/42/16432.figures-only
   http://www.pnas.org/content/104/42/16432.full

   " A string was placed in a cubic box and the box was rotated at constant angular velocity about a principle axis perpendicular to gravity, causing the string to tumble. We investigated the probability of knotting, the type of knots formed, and the dependence on string length."
This is not a knot.

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