Klein bottle, 1995

Klein bottle, 1995 (single surface model) Klein bottle, 1995 (single surface model)

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Parallel sided coil with one piercing of the return tube which when theoretically cut gives a pair of 15- twist Mobius strips.

A single surface model made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, 1995. It consists of a parallel sided coil with one piercing of the return tube which when theoretically cut gives a pair of 15-twist Mobius strips. A Klein bottle has no edges, no outside or inside and cannot be properly constructed in three dimensions.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1996-552
Materials:
glass
Measurements:
overall: 33 mm x 100 mm x 35 mm, 0.042 kg
type:
single surface model
credit:
Bennett, Alan