Wave Equations Without Coordinates I: Fullerenes

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Wave Equations Without Coordinates I : Fullerenes. / Avery, James Emil.

In: Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, Vol. 29, No. 3, 02.09.2018, p. 609-621.

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Avery, JE 2018, 'Wave Equations Without Coordinates I: Fullerenes', Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 609-621. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12210-018-0717-4

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Avery, J. E. (2018). Wave Equations Without Coordinates I: Fullerenes. Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, 29(3), 609-621. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12210-018-0717-4

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Avery JE. Wave Equations Without Coordinates I: Fullerenes. Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali. 2018 Sep 2;29(3):609-621. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12210-018-0717-4

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Avery, James Emil. / Wave Equations Without Coordinates I : Fullerenes. In: Rendiconti Lincei. Scienze Fisiche e Naturali. 2018 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 609-621.

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