Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Torus Puzzle?

  1. Apr 29, 2010 #1
    1. Explain how a two-holed Torus with it's holes linked can be distorted into an unlinked two holed torus

    2. One Linked Genus 2 Torus to be distorted into an Unlinked Two holed Torus

    3. It sems impossible to unlink it in #D. So I thought maybe lifting one link into the fourth dimension would do it but it's still linked -in reality So I know there must be some way to distort it but I'm not seeing it- it always appears to be linked-is this an impossible solution?
  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted