Mobius Strip

   Named after its inventor August Mobius, a German mathematician. This is a piece of paper with only one side. To make one, cut a strip of paper about six inches long and one half inch wide. Lay it flat on a table top and hold one end down. Twist the other end one hundred and eighty degrees, then bring the ends together and attach them with tape. You now have a Mobius Strip. To show that it has one side, place a pen point on the paper. Without removing the pen from the paper, draw a line along the length of the strip.
   Eventually the line you are drawing will reach the starting point forming an unbroken line. Mr. Wizard lives. Also called a Mobius Band.

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  • Möbius strip — [mā′bē əs, mō′bē əs] n. [after A. F. Möbius (1790 1868), Ger mathematician] a one edged geometric surface with only one continuous side, formed by giving a 180° twist to a narrow, rectangular strip of paper and then connecting the two ends… …   English World dictionary

  • Mobius strip — one sided object, 1904, see MOBIUS (Cf. Mobius) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Möbius strip — ► NOUN ▪ a surface with one continuous side formed by joining the ends of a rectangle after twisting one end through 180°. ORIGIN named after the German mathematician August F. Möbius …   English terms dictionary

  • Mobius strip — M[ o] bi*us strip , n. [From August F. M[ o]bius, German mathematician.] A mathematical object, or a physical representation of it, which is a two dimensional sheet with only one surface. It is constructed or visualized as a rectangle, one end of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Möbius strip — This article is about the mathematical object. For musical group, see Mobius Band (band). A Möbius strip made with a piece of paper and tape. If an ant were to crawl along the length of this strip, it would return to its starting point having… …   Wikipedia

  • möbius strip — /ˈmɜbiəs strɪp/ (say merbeeuhs strip), /ˈmoʊbiəs/ (say mohbeeuhs) noun a continuous one sided surface, as formed by half twisting a strip, as of paper or cloth, and joining the ends. Also, moebius strip, mobius strip. {named after August… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Möbius strip — Geom. a continuous, one sided surface formed by twisting one end of a rectangular strip through 180° about the longitudinal axis of the strip and attaching this end to the other. Also called Möbius band. [1900 05; named after A. F. MÖBIUS] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Möbius strip — noun /ˈməʊ.biː.əs stɹɪp/ a) A one sided surface formed by identifying two opposite edges of a square in opposite senses. b) A narrow strip given a half twist and joined at the ends, forming a three dimensional embedding of the above. Syn: Möbius… …   Wiktionary

  • Möbius strip — noun Etymology: August F. Möbius died 1868 German mathematician Date: 1904 a one sided surface that is constructed from a rectangle by holding one end fixed, rotating the opposite end through 180 degrees, and joining it to the first end …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Möbius strip —  (or band). A piece of paper or other material twisted in such a way as to form a continuous surface; named after its discoverer, German mathematician August Möbius (1790–1868) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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