Klein bottle, 1995

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

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Parallel-sided coil with remote return tube, the inlet and singularity at the same end. When cut gives a 17-twist Mobius strip.

A single surface model made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, 1995. It consists of a parallel-sided coil with remote return tube with the inlet and singularity at the same end, which when theoretically cut gives a pair of 17-twist Mobius strips. A Klein bottle is a surface which has no edges, no outside or inside and cannot be properly constructed in three dimensions.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1996-554
Materials:
glass
Measurements:
overall: 35 mm x 135 mm x 50 mm, 0.046 kg
type:
single surface model
credit:
Bennett, Alan