Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or referring to topology.
- adj. mathematics of or relating to topology
- adj. of or relating to topology
“His first hypothesis was / is that the mind is made up of strata, rather like an archaeological site - this we call his topological model - First we have the surface layer called the conscious, the next the preconscious and the third and deepest the unconscious.”
“This projection of a punctured sphere S2 on the Euclidean E2 is not only topological, that is bi-continuous, but also con - formal, that is angle-preserving; and this was already known to the astronomer and geographer Ptolemy in the second century A.D. in his Geography (M.R. Cohen and I.E. Drabkin, pp. 169-79).”
“The work by the Princeton team is part of an ongoing inquiry into materials called topological insulators -- substances that act as insulators in their interior while permitting the movement of charges on their boundary.”
“They are called topological insulators and conduct electricity by harnessing a quantum-mechanical property of electrons called spin.”
“The results, published online June 11 in Science Express, show a clear signature of what is called a topological insulator, a material that enables the free flow of electrons across its surface with no loss of energy.”
“Science Express, show a clear signature of what is called a topological insulator, a material that enables the free flow of electrons across its surface with no loss of energy.”
“For a given surface, such as a torus or even the (humorously named) dunce cap, the fundamental group is the set of loops in the space that have the following characteristic: each loop can be continuously deformed to one another, a relation known as topological space X, the fundamental group construction associates an algebraic object which describes the set of "holes" in the space.”
“In the static state, pressure is proportional to - rho … which, again, is a kind of topological condition in the spin foam constructions.”
“Frederik (in action in the photo above) spoke about the subtleties in understanding the OSV conjecture, which is - if you’ve never heard of it - a nice conjecture relating properties of certain types of black holes to a seemingly irrelevant computation involving what are called topological string theories.”
“I’ve discussed the idea of topological defects before, over at Orange Quark, so let me start by repeating that description.”
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