Klein bottles, 1995..

Image number: 10328084

Klein bottles, 1995..

A Klein bottle is a surface with no edges, no outside or inside, which cannot be properly constructed in three dimensions. These examples were made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, United Kingdom. Left: three Klein bottles share an inlet tube which when cut produces three pairs of single-twist Mobuis strips. Middle: Klein bottle with inlet passing through vessel which when cut forms a pair of single-twist Mobius strips. Right: three Klein bottles in a column which when cut form a pair of five-twist Mobius strips.

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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 19:08
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Science Museum

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