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The Moebius Strip : Dr. August Moebius's Marvelous Band in Mathematics, Games, Literature, Art, Technology, and Cosmology - Clifford A. Pickover

The Moebius Strip

Dr. August Moebius's Marvelous Band in Mathematics, Games, Literature, Art, Technology, and Cosmology

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Published: 1st March 2007
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The road that leads from the Möbius strip — a common-sense-defying continuous loop with only one side and one edge, made famous by the illustrations of M.C. Escher — goes to some of the strangest spots imaginable. It takes us to where the purely intellectual enters our world: where our senses, overloaded with grocery bills, the price of gas, and what to eat for lunch, are expected to absorb really bizarre ideas. And no better guide to this weird universe exists than the brilliant thinker Clifford A. Pickover, the 21st century's answer to Buckminster Fuller.
From molecules and metal sculptures to postage stamps, architectural structures, and models of the universe, The Möbius Strip gives readers a glimpse of new ways of thinking and other worlds as Pickover reaches across cultures and peers beyond our ordinary reality. Lavishly illustrated, this is an infinite fountain of wondrous forms that can be used to help explain how mathematics has permeated every field of scientific endeavor, such as the colors of a sunset or the architecture of our brains; how it helps us build supersonic aircraft and roller coasters, simulate the flow of Earth’s natural resources, explore subatomic quantum realities, and depict faraway galaxies.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Mobius Limericks to Get You in the Moodp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Mobius Magiciansp. 1
Knots, Civilization, Autism, and the Collapse of Sidednessp. 7
A Brief History of Mobius the Manp. 25
Technology, Toys, Molecules, and Patentsp. 39
Strange Adventures in Topology and Beyondp. 61
Cosmos, Reality, Transcendencep. 111
Games, Mazes, Art, Music, and Architecturep. 145
Literature and Moviesp. 173
A Few Final Wordsp. 191
Solutionsp. 201
References and Appendixp. 211
Readings by Chapterp. 217
About the Authorp. 239
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9781560259527
ISBN-10: 1560259523
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 1st March 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.73 x 14.17  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1