Klein bottle, 1995

Made:
1995 in Greenfield
maker:
Alan Bennett
and
Alan Bennett
and
Sphere with three interlinked loops Sphere with three interlinked loops

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Sphere with three interlinked loops
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Sphere with three interlinked loops
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Sphere with three interlinked loops, the equivalent of three interconnected Klein. bottles, which cannot be cut in practice, but in theory would produce three interlinked pairs of single-twist Mobius strips.

A single surface model made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, 1995. It consists of a sphere with three interlinked loops the equivalent of three interconnected Klein bottles. A Klein bottle has no edges, no outside or inside and cannot be properly constructed in three dimensions.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1996-544
Materials:
glass
Measurements:
overall: 80 mm x 110 mm x 105 mm,0 .076 kg
type:
single surface model
credit:
Bennett, Alan