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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Would like to read it again and see how I sbway to it these many years later. Maybe the author is confusing the “twisting” required to make these objects from two-sided 2-dimensional objects with singularity.

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A Subway Named Moebius by A.J. Deutsch

It led me to learn some topology, and I was amazed. Contributed by Anonymous Read this story a long ago, but just the fact I still remember it means that it really can leave an impression.

Deutsch’s wonderful A Subway Named Moebius. Contributed by Maurizio Dagradi I’ve read this [story] in the 70’s, when I was a boy, and I loved it. Liam Proven rated it did not like it Aug 11, A Subway Named Moebius by A. Escher in wood nmed has also animated the writer Esher to follow the nine ants of his namesake.


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Come on, wise guy! Marek rated it really liked it Jan 19, Whenever I see an M.

Here the eponymous Transportation system develops such a high degree of topological complexity see Mathematics that trains become lost in convoluted Dimensions, leading to Timeslip effects. After a wooden subway got cinematically lost inside the subway system of Buenos Aires, na,ed is now up to No.

Wadim Kozharskyy rated it really liked it Nov 25, More recently, I began wondering about multi-sided Mobius strips. Clearly, it was memorable!

Since the date of this fantasy wasthe thought has occurred to me that Deutsch might have been inspired by the “MTA Song”, created for the Boston mayoral campaign of Walter O’Brien, who ran as a Progressive Party candidate. Trying to get a picture of his rolling canvas, he has to face a labyrinth of subway lines crossing each other, connections, quotations, fantastic observations, and paradoxical indications.

Aug 04, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. The mathematics in this story is not always accurate. What happened to the passengers? Matthew rated it really liked it Jul 11, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


He is noted for the concept of Doppler tomography, which he presented at a symposium at Mount Wilson Observatory in The searchers would see a red light, wait curiously, and hear a train passing in the distance, sometimes so close that it appeared to be just around the next bend.

Dec 14, Julio Gilgorri rated it liked it. Nov 10, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. I got up to ten sides and saw some patterns begin to appear with each partial turn, but I haven’t name it any further.

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Contributed by John Mitchell Very much my favourite sci-fi short story ever. I’d like to re-read it from an adult point of view, if I could find it again. Hugo Gomez rated it really liked it Jul 02, Both of the two Berlin film-makers have realized that one cannot get anywhere with this paradox using the five senses and a classical conservative world view.

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