Rigidity Theory and Applications

  • M. F. Thorpe
  • P. M. Duxbury

Part of the Fundamental Materials Research book series (FMRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rigidity Theory

    1. Brigitte Servatius, Herman Servatius
      Pages 1-19
    2. Timothy F. Havel
      Pages 55-68
  3. Applications to Networks

    1. Cristian F. Moukarzel, Phillip M. Duxbury
      Pages 69-79
    2. P. L. Leath, Chen Zeng
      Pages 81-93
    3. P. Chandra, L. B. Ioffe
      Pages 143-153
    4. Linn W. Hobbs, C. Esther Jesurum, Bonnie Berger
      Pages 191-216
    5. Martin T. Dove, Kenton D Hammonds, Kostya Trachenko
      Pages 217-238
    6. M.F. Thorpe, D.J. Jacobs, N.V. Chubynsky, A.J. Rader
      Pages 239-277
    7. P. Boolchand, Xingwei Feng, D. Selvanathan, W.J. Bresser
      Pages 279-295
    8. Béla Joós, Michael Plischke, D.C. Vernon, Z. Zhou
      Pages 315-328
  4. Applications to Proteins

    1. Donald J. Jacobs, Leslie A. Kuhn, Michael F. Thorpe
      Pages 357-384
    2. Volker Schnecke, Leslie A. Kuhn
      Pages 385-400
    3. Mark Gerstein, Ronald Jansen, Ted Johnson, Jerry Tsai, Werner Krebs
      Pages 401-420
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 421-432

About this book


Although rigidity has been studied since the time of Lagrange (1788) and Maxwell (1864), it is only in the last twenty-five years that it has begun to find applications in the basic sciences. The modern era starts with Laman (1970), who made the subject rigorous in two dimensions, followed by the development of computer algorithms that can test over a million sites in seconds and find the rigid regions, and the associated pivots, leading to many applications. This workshop was organized to bring together leading researchers studying the underlying theory, and to explore the various areas of science where applications of these ideas are being implemented.


Analysis algorithms ants computer database optimization tar

Editors and affiliations

  • M. F. Thorpe
    • 1
  • P. M. Duxbury
    • 1
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46115-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47089-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-830X
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