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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I was delighted the first time I discovered the original story. Contributed by Fritz I did a science fair project on Mobius strips back in Whenever I see an M.

As in Moebius it involved someone trapped on the subway – by economics lack of a nickel mibius, not by mathematics! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Katie rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Deutsch, —was an American astronomer and a science fiction writer.

John Mitchell rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Fr Armin Joseph Deutsch A. Moebius, was not only engraved by the Dutch artist M. Wadim Kozharskyy rated it really liked it Nov 25, Contributed by walter leight “I read this story when it first came out — more than a half century subwat — and recalled it in a conversation today, leading me to this web site and an opportunity to vote.


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. The only conjecture no proof I have is that the first partial turn always reduces n sides to one.

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Ayers I read this story once accidentally I don’t recall how I found it and was intrigued by it greatly. I am not well-versed enough in mathematics to pass serious judgement on that aspect of the tale, but it DID introduce me to topology and I’ve found what little study I’ve made of it fascinating, so I’ve always been thankful to the author for that!

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. When the MBTA Boston’s Public Transportation authority introduces a new line, the topology of the network become so complex that a train vanishes Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

A Subway Named Moebius by A.J. Deutsch

Where was the train? When the MBTA Boston’s Public Transportation authority introduces a new line, the topology of the network become so complex that a train vanishes Reprinted in Fantasia Mathematica. Is he once again trying to escape in the underground with millions?

Matthew rated it really liked it Jul 11, Contributed by Jack Gjovaag Suspend belief and ignore the mathematical flubs and it is an interesting science fiction story, about as good as most in this typically mediocre genre. It was so complex, in fact, that the best mathematicians could not calculate its connectivity.


Refresh and try again. The crater Deutsch on the far side of the Moon is named after him. Nov 10, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. Apparently, this story was made into a movie! Samuel Regueira rated it really liked it Jun 07, Armin Joseph Deutsch A.

A Subway Named Mobius

A train on the Boston subway system suddenly vanishes. Return to Book Page. A Subway Named Moebius Open Preview See a Problem? Ali73 rated it really liked it Dec 27, I have re-read it perhaps 10 or 12 times since the initial reading. Contributed by John Mitchell Very much my favourite sci-fi short story ever. mobiius

A Subway Named Moebius

Lists with This Book. Liam Proven rated it did not like it Aug 11, If you mobijs, you could enjoy the argentinian movie named Moebius which is based on this tale: Jaya rated it it was amazing Apr 27, This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list.

Susana rated it it was amazing Sep 27, In fact, the standard versions of these topological curiosities are non-singular manifolds.