Stiff Ropelength Minimized Knots

These pages have knots minimized with respect to the stiff ropelength. The basic idea is that there is a impenetrible tube about the knot core and this tube has a hard bound on how quickly it can bend. We make available a variety of visualizations and data associated with tight knots and links as a service to the community. This work is in collaboration with Michael Piatek and Greg Buck. Visit my preprints and published papers page to find this paper.

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This work has been supported by NFS DMS 0311010, 0296098, 0074315. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.