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VOL. 22 | 1989 On the thermodynamics of curves and other curlicues
R. R. Moore, A. J. van der Poorten

Editor(s) Michael N. Barber, Michael K. Murray


This lecture was to be a description of the work of Mendès France and of various of his collaborators on how one may felicitously and instructively attach thermodynamic quantities to plane curves. However, our interest in that project cooled somewhat as we became interested in questions arising from the preparation of the pictures that were to illustrate the ideas to be presented. As a result we give only a summary introduction to the work on thermodynamics and divert our efforts to a description and reformulation of the work of Berry and Goldberg [1] on renormalisation of certain curves containing fantastic curls and twists.


Published: 1 January 1989
First available in Project Euclid: 19 November 2014

zbMATH: 0696.10035
MathSciNet: MR1027862

Rights: Copyright © 1989, Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Mathematical Sciences Institute, The Australian National University. This book is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without permission. Inquiries should be made to the publisher.


Vol. 22 • 1 January 1989
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