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Non-orientability is an intrinsic property of manifolds. In non-orientable surfaces, an object within the surface can travel along a path that will lead it back to its start point, but with its right and left sides flipped.
 
Non-orientability is an intrinsic property of manifolds. In non-orientable surfaces, an object within the surface can travel along a path that will lead it back to its start point, but with its right and left sides flipped.
  
For a discussion of how non-orientability arises in surfaces, see either [[Mobius_Strip#A_More_Mathematical_Explanation|Mobius Strip]] or [[Real_Projective_Plane#A_More_Mathematical_Explanation|Real Projective Plane]].
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Not all image pages will discuss in depth how non-orientability arises for a particular surface; the phenominon is disscussed, however, for the [[Mobius_Strip#A_More_Mathematical_Explanation|Mobius Strip]] and [[Real_Projective_Plane#A_More_Mathematical_Explanation|Real Projective Plane]].

Revision as of 11:25, 17 June 2011

Non-orientability is an intrinsic property of manifolds. In non-orientable surfaces, an object within the surface can travel along a path that will lead it back to its start point, but with its right and left sides flipped.

Not all image pages will discuss in depth how non-orientability arises for a particular surface; the phenominon is disscussed, however, for the Mobius Strip and Real Projective Plane.