linking number

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link·ing num·ber (L),

a property of a long biopolymer (such as duplex DNA) equal to the number of twists (related to the frequency of turns around the central axis of the helix) plus the writhing number.

link·ing num·ber

(L) (lingk'ing nŭm'bĕr)
A property of a long biopolymer (such as duplex DNA) equal to the number of twists (related to the frequency of turns around the central axis of the helix) plus the writhing number.
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3(b) and the coefficient matrix element in formula (1), make the link sensitivity factor [lambda] = 1, then we can get the nodes and link coefficient information.
The link coefficients represent total delay (d) and cost coefficient (e).