Möbius strip

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A Möbius strip made wi a piece o paper an tape. If an ant were tae crawl alang the length o this strip, it would return tae its stairtin point havin traversed the entire length o the strip (on baith sides o the oreeginal paper) wioot ever crossin an edge.

The Möbius strip or Möbius band (UK /ˈmɜrbiəs/ or US /ˈmbiəs/; German: [ˈmøːbi̯ʊs]), an aa Mobius or Moebius, is a surface wi anly ane side an anly ane boondary component. The Möbius strip haes the mathematical property o bein non-orientable. It can be realized as a ruled surface. It wis discovered independently bi the German mathematicians August Ferdinand Möbius an Johann Benedict Listing in 1858.[1][2][3]

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  1. Clifford A. Pickover (March 2005). The Möbius Strip : Dr. August Möbius's Marvelous Band in Mathematics, Games, Literature, Art, Technology, and Cosmology. Thunder's Mouth Press. ISBN 1-56025-826-8. 
  2. Rainer Herges (2005). Möbius, Escher, Bach – Das unendliche Band in Kunst und Wissenschaft . In: Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 6/58/2005. pp. 301–310. ISSN 0028-1050. 
  3. Chris Rodley (ed.) (1997). Lynch on Lynch. London, Boston. p. 231.