Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Möbius strip

Möbius strip a surface with only one side and only one boundary. It was first described in 1858 by German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius and co-discovered by Johann Benedict Listing in the same year.

The most known illustration of the surface was created by M.C. Escher in his lithograph "Möbius band II" where read ants crawl by the Möbius strip.

Also it frequently being used in logos. The most famous is international symbol of recycling.

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