For a cautionary tale of what could happen if you make your subway system too complex, you might want to read the classic science fiction. A SUBWAY NAMED MOBIUS. BY A. I. DEUTSCH. At Park Street you get off the surface car underground and walk downivard to get on the. A.J. Deutsch – A Subway Named Mobius – Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.
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He received a degree in astronomy from the University of Chicago in In fact, the standard versions of these topological curiosities are non-singular manifolds. Since I am arithmetically challenged I have no right to judge its accuracy, but it certainly was memorable–for more than fifty years. Dima rated it liked it Nov 02, Walter didn’t do well, but the song did – with a few minor changes to the words “Charlie” instead of “Walter”it became popular, and was recorded by the Kingston Trio later in the fifties.
Katie rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Clearly, it was memorable! More information about this work can be found at another page on this Website. The only conjecture no proof I have is that the first partial turn always reduces n sides to one.
As in Moebius it involved someone trapped on the subway – by economics lack of a nickelnot by mathematics! Want to Read saving….
A Subway Named Moebius
I got up to ten sides and saw some patterns begin to appear with each partial turn, but I haven’t carried it any further.
Contributed by Fred W Read this as a kid and loved it at the time. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Moebius, was not only engraved by the Dutch artist M. Luna rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Contributed by Rich I keep re-discovering this story in anthologies every 15 or 20 years.
Dec 14, Julio Gilgorri rated it liked it. I can’t recall any particular details of the story, except the main plot. When the MBTA Boston’s Public Transportation authority introduces a new line, the topology of the network become so complex that a train vanishes The Wall of Darkness by Arthur C.
Nov 10, Bob Rust rated it bamed was amazing.
To ask other readers questions about A Subway Named Moebiusplease sign up. Maybe the author is confusing the “twisting” required to make these objects from two-sided 2-dimensional objects with singularity.
Subwway on, wise guy! If you liked, you could enjoy the argentinian movie named Moebius which is based on this tale: Contributed by Patrick T. Whenever I see an M.
After a wooden subway got cinematically lost inside the subway system of Buenos Aires, it is now up to No.
When the MBTA Boston’s Public Transportation authority introduces a new line, the topology of the network become so complex that a train vanishes I’d like to re-read it from an adult point of view, if Subwxy could find it again.
Reprinted in Fantasia Mathematica. Next Light Bulb Lunacy? Is he once again trying to escape in the underground with millions? Both of the two Berlin film-makers have realized subawy one cannot get anywhere with this paradox using the five senses and a classical conservative world view. He served as associate editor for the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics prior to Thanks for telling us about the problem.
A Subway Named Mobius
Although the story stays vague on how a subway network, even if grown extremely complex, could trigger multidimensional behaviours, the atmosphere you breath while reading the novel is very intriguing and fascinating.
My very first exposure to it, though, was actually as a story in one of the Marvel Comic anthologies in the 60’s. From until he served as a Councillor for the American Astronomical Society. Contributed by J Judson I probably still have the original magazine in the attic.
Hugo Gomez rated it really liked it Jul 02, Then the first train disappeared. The mathematics in this story is not always accurate. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Where was the train? Contributed by Fritz I did a science fair project on Mobius strips back in To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage.
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As for that lofty smart aleck who finds the s-f field mediocre, he suubway really get to know it better–Asimov, Clarke, le Guin, Ellison, Sturgeon, Russ, Delaney, Dick, Heinlein, etc etc etc? Return to Book Page. Wadim Kozharskyy rated it really liked it Nov 25, Tatyana Skripnikova rated it it was amazing Feb 09, The crater Deutsch on the far side of the Moon is named after him.
Contributed by John Mitchell Very much my favourite sci-fi short story ever. This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list. Jim Davis rated it liked it May 30,