Klein Bottle

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Klein Bottle
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Klein Bottle

The Klein Bottle is a non-orientable surface with no boundary first described in 1882 by the German mathematician Felix Klein.


Basic Description

The Klein Bottle is a one-sided, non-orientable surface. Unlike the, more well known, Mobius strip, the Klein Bottle is a surface without boundary. As a result, 3 dimensional models of it intersect, or pass through, themselves.

A More Mathematical Explanation

The Figure 8 immersion of the Klein bottle can be parametrised with the following equat [...]

The Figure 8 immersion of the Klein bottle can be parametrised with the following equations:

  • x = \left (r + \cos \left (\frac{v}{2} \right ) \sin \left (u \right  )- \sin \left (\frac{v}{2} \right ) \sin \left (2u \right ) \right ) \sin \left (v \right )
  • y = \left (r + \cos \left (\frac{v}{2} \right ) \sin \left (u \right  )- \sin \left (\frac{v}{2} \right ) \sin \left (2u \right ) \right ) \sin \left (v \right )
  • z = \sin \left (\frac{v}{2} \right ) \sin \left (u \right )+ \cos \left (\frac{v}{2} \right ) \sin \left (2u \right )


For u and v=[0,2\pi)




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