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Re: Re : Moebius strip

Stan Wagon's book Mathematica in Action includes commands for such a plot, 
generated by rotating a rotating line segment about a circle (Figure 7.8 
on p. 230).

circle[t_] := {4, 0, 0} + s {Cos[t], 0, Sin[t]}
ParametricPlot3D[rotate[theta] . circle[theta/2],
	{s, -1, 1, 2}, {theta, 0, 2 Pi, Pi/30},
	Boxed->False, ViewPoint->{2.7, -1.7, 2.3}]

If this doesn't do what you want, you might also consult Alfred Gray's book 
Modern Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, published by CRC 
Press in 1993.

Rob Pratt
Department of Mathematics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 3250, 331 Phillips Hall
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3250

rpratt at

On Sun, 14 Jan 1996 marshall at wrote:

> How can I obtain a 3D rendering of a Moebius strip using Mathematica ?

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