Consider two closed oriented space curves and , where and are distinct circles, and are differentiable functions, and and are disjoint loci. Let be the linking number of the two curves, then the Gauss integral is

# Gauss Integral

## See also

Călugăreanu Theorem, Gaussian Integral, Linking Number## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## References

Pohl, W. F. "The Self-Linking Number of a Closed Space Curve."*J. Math. Mech.*

**17**, 975-985, 1968.

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