Geometric and topological aspects associated with induction effects of field lines in the shape of torus knots/unknots are examined and discussed in detail. Knots are assumed to lie on a mathematical torus of circular cross-section and are parametrized by standard equations. The induced field is computed by direct integration of the Biot-Savart law. Field line patterns of the induced field are obtained and several properties are examined for a large family of knots/unknots up to 51 crossings. The intensity of the induced field at the origin of the reference system (center of the torus) is found to depend linearly on the number of toroidal coils and reaches maximum values near the boundary of the mathematical torus. New analytical estimates and bounds on energy and helicity are established in terms of winding number and minimum crossing number. These results find useful applications in several contexts when the source field is either vorticity, electric current or magnetic field, from vortex dynamics to astrophysics and plasma physics, where highly braided magnetic fields and currents are present.
Oberti, C., & Ricca, R. (2017). Induction effects of torus knots and unknots. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. A, MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL, 50(36), 1-12 [10.1088/1751-8121/aa80b0].
|Citazione:||Oberti, C., & Ricca, R. (2017). Induction effects of torus knots and unknots. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. A, MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL, 50(36), 1-12 [10.1088/1751-8121/aa80b0].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Induction effects of torus knots and unknots|
|Autori:||Oberti, C; Ricca, R|
RICCA, RENZO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. A, MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/aa80b0|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|