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Old 01-07-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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That's right, in my very own calculus class a new mathematical construction similar to a Moebius strip was created. It is called a Nesbit Ring after its creator. It can be constructed by getting a strip of paper, tearing it down the middle lengthways for about halfway down the strip, and then gluing one of the strands to the other to form a loop. This strip/ring combo will then have, like a Moebius strip, one side and one edge, but it will also have one vertex.

Can you tell we were bored in calculus?
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:52 AM   #2
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What.

What's special about a Moebius Strip anyway? It would be more awesome if it were somekind of stripping technique used by strippers, but it isn't.
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if you think about the structure of the object, it's exactly just like mobeus strip with more sharp edge at some places (both mobeus strip and this object have only 1 edge too)
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Come on, guys, stop with the spam (especially, you ComboTroop, you don't HAVE to say something) and get on with a serious mathematical discussion about the amazingness of having one and only one vertex.
Didn't know this was mathematical! It was just talking about a nesbit ring and a strip!
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:29 AM   #8
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if you think about the structure of the object, it's exactly just like mobeus strip with more sharp edge at some places (both mobeus strip and this object have only 1 edge too)
That was exactly how it came into the conversation in my calc class. Its creator asked my teacher if it could be considered a Moebius strip, and he said no, so we called it a Nesbit Ring. I'll create one tomorrow and post a picture so you can see, in real terms, exactly what I mean.

Also, I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, russ, for bringing some ACTUAL on-topic discussion to the thread.
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What's a vertex?
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What's Mathematics? Is something new? :tongue:
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