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Möbius Accordion

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9:27am, June 6, 2001

Artist Susan Happersett of Jersey City, N.J., has come up with a novel twist on the venerable Möbius strip: a playful, eye-catching creation she describes as a Möbius accordion.

A Möbius strip, or band, is the remarkable one-sided surface that results from joining together the two ends of a long strip of paper after twisting one end 180 degrees. Mathematicians, magicians, artists, and many others have been playing with this intriguing object si

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