Thursday, 7 January 2010

Boy Surface

The Boy Surface has been found 1901 by Werner Boy. One obtains a topologicaly equivalent surface by attaching a Möbius strip to a disk along its boundary. Like the Möbius strip this surface is nonorientable.

This beautiful parameterization, based on complex numbers, was discovered in the late 1980s by Rob Kusner and Robert Bryant. In this post the boy surface has already been mentioned on eat-a-bug.

Download the definition here

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