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Cutting a Moebius strip

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The animation shows what happens if we cut a Moebius strip in two pieces. A moving cursor controls the cutting, while another cursor, that can be moved along a circumpherence, controls the number of torsions that can be make on the band before pasting it. In this way, we can cut not only the Moebius strip (half a torsion), but also a cylinder (no torsion) and various surfaces obtained with 2 or more half torsions. Another animation shows what happens if we cut the Moebius strip in three pieces.

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The Moebius strip (Topology)
Topology (Animations)

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