Tom Banchoff Seminar - Seven Ways to Distinguish a Cylinder from a Möbius Band
- Monday, April 10, 2017 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Barnard Hall - view map
Folds, Intersections, and Inflections: Seven Ways to Distinguish a Cylinder from a Möbius Band
Abstract: This talk develops seven different visual ways to distinguish whether a strip neighborhood of a curve on a surface is an oriented cylinder or a non-orientable Möbius band. Computer graphics illustrations will explore fold curves of projections of surfaces into planes, self-intersection curves of surfaces in three space, and a new criterion in terms of surface inflections.