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Question 48. Paradox in Mathematics…

17 Jan

X is a surface with only one side and one boundary component.
The Euler characteristic of X is zero.
X has a mathematical property of being non-orientable.
A line drawn on X, starting from the seam down the middle will meet back at the seam but at the “other side”. If continued the line will meet the starting point and will be double the length of the original strip

Identify X which was discovered independently by the German mathematicians August Ferdinand ‘X’ and Johann Benedict Listing in 1858 and considered as a mathematical ingenuity.

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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in DAILY DOSES

 

One response to “Question 48. Paradox in Mathematics…

  1. s m muneer ali

    January 18, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    mobius strip

     

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