Skein may refer to:
- A flock of geese or ducks in V formation flight
- A wound ball of yarn with a centre pull strand, see Hank (textile)
- TV Series, used part of Variety's slanguage.
- Skein dubh, a Scottish knife
- Skein module, a mathematical concept
- Skein relation, a mathematical concept often used to give a simple definition of knot polynomials
- Skein (comics), a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe
- Skein (hash function), a candidate hash function to the NIST hash function competition from Bruce Schneier et al.
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Other articles related to "skein":
... The Tangled Skein, a novel by Baroness Orczy With a Tangled Skein, a novel by Piers Anthony, book three of Incarnations of Immortality ...
... frames could easily damage the sinew of the skein, and on the other hand the force of the tension provided by the skein could potentially damage the wooden frame ... solution was to place washers inside the holes of the frame through which the skein was threaded ... This prevented damage to the skein, increased the structural integrity of the frame, and allowed engineers to precisely adjust tension levels using evenly spaced holes on the outer rim of the washers ...
... The coordinate ring of the character variety has been related to skein modules in knot theory. ... The skein module is roughly a deformation (or quantization) of the character variety ...
... Alexander proved the Alexander polynomial satisfies a skein relation ... later rediscovered this in a different form and showed that the skein relation together with a choice of value on the unknot was enough to determine the polynomial ... Here are Conway's skein relations (where O is any diagram of the unknot) The relationship to the standard Alexander polynomial is given by ...
... of the hole in the frame where the skein was threaded and x is the length of the bolt to be thrown ... as d = (1.1)100m^(1/3), where d is the diameter of the hole in the frame where the skein was threaded and m is the weight of the stone ... is to maximize the potential energy of the skein ...
Famous quotes containing the word skein:
“Iloves skein upon the ground,
My body in the tomb
Shall leap into the light lost
In my mothers womb.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“Like a skein of loose silk blown against a wall
She walks by the railing of a path in Kensington Gardens,
And she is dying piecemeal
of a sort of emotional anemia.”
—Ezra Pound (18851972)