# What can you do with the Mobius strip?

Aug 27, 2020

## What can you do with the Mobius strip?

The Möbius band is appealing to artists as well as mathematicians. You can make or buy Möbius strip scarves, pendants, and rings. You can play Möbius music . Its storytelling potential is clear: you travel around something, only to end up back where you started but disoriented.

## Who is Moebius and what did he do?

From Star Wars to Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the artist known as Moebius helped shape the imagery of the modern sci-fi/fantasy genre. A closer look at the elements of his art reveal influences that can be seen on the pages of today’s comic books and graphic novels, as well as the movie screen.

Why is Mobius strip so popular in pop math?

It has a special place in the pop math world because it’s easy to make, fun to play with, and holds some surprising mathematical secrets. You can make a Möbius band in the comfort of your own home by taking a strip of paper or pasta dough, putting a half twist in it, and taping (paper) or squishing (pasta) the ends together.

How is a mobius strip different from a sheet of paper?

It’s two-dimensional, not three-dimensional like actual sheets of paper. There isn’t any thickness separating the front from the back. To visualize this, you might want to make your Möbius band out of a transparency sheet. That way, when you draw your map, you can’t color the two sides of the paper different colors at any one point.

### What makes a mobius strip an unorientable surface?

The Möbius strip or Möbius band (UK: /ˈmɜːrbiəs/, US: /ˈmeɪ-, ˈmoʊ-/; German: [ˈmøːbi̯ʊs]), also spelled Mobius or Moebius, is a surface with only one side (when embedded in three-dimensional Euclidean space) and only one boundary. The Möbius strip has the mathematical property of being unorientable. It can be realized as a ruled surface.

### Who is the creator of the Moebius Strip?

In 1858, a German mathematician named August Ferdinand Moebius came upon a loop of paper with a truly astonishing property: it had only one side. This strip later became known as the Moebius strip.

How to write a sentence on Moebius strips?

Students should write in one long sentence, horizontally on the strip. Have the students pick one of their A strips to work with first. They should twist the strip a half turn and tape the “A” end to the “B” end. (This is the tricky part and it takes some students awhile to get it.)