Klein bottle, 1995.

Made:
1995 in Greenfield
maker:
Alan Bennett

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five-layered sphere, extension of the three Klein bottles above to infinity which when cut gives a pair of single-twist mobius strips

A single surface glass vessel made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, 1995. It consists of a five-layered sphere, extension of the three Klein bottles above to infinity which when cut gives a pair of single-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:
1996-538
type:
single surface model single surface model
credit:
Bennett, Alan
status:
Permanent collection

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