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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Susana rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Wadim Kozharskyy rated it really liked it Nov 25, From until he served as a Councillor for the American Astronomical Society. Deutsch, —was an American astronomer and a science fiction writer. Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Come on, wise guy! A Subway Named Moebius. Contributed by Patrick T.

Contributed by Rich I keep re-discovering this story in anthologies every 15 or 20 years. This is not by chance. Contributed by Maurizio Dagradi I’ve read this [story] in the 70’s, when I was a boy, and I loved it.

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. Interesting story of a train system so interconnected, one the trains disappears to become the “phantom train” and how the transit authority got it back.


Lists with This Book. A Subway Named Moebius by A. After a wooden subway got movius lost inside the subway system of Buenos Aires, it is now up to No. Are you interested in what our society thinks about mathematicians?

Are you looking for a book or story that might be useful for the students in your math class? Aug 04, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Maybe the author is confusing the “twisting” required to make these objects from two-sided 2-dimensional objects with singularity. Would nmaed to read it again and see how I relate to it these many years later. Marek rated it really liked it Jan 19, Liam Proven rated it hamed not like it Aug 11, Dec 14, Julio Gilgorri rated it liked it.

A Subway Named Mobius

Next Light Bulb Lunacy? To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage. Return to Book Page. Jim Davis rated it liked it May 30, Leah rated it it was amazing May 26, Armin Joseph Deutsch A.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It led me to learn some topology, and I was amazed.

When the MBTA Boston’s Public Transportation authority introduces a new line, the topology of the network become so complex that a train vanishes Armand rated it really liked it Apr 09, Math is not at all accurate, but the idea is intriguing enough to let you think nzmed it a while, which is what counts. It was so complex, in fact, that the best mathematicians could not calculate its nobius. Katie rated it it was amazing Dec 29, This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list.


I can’t recall any particular details of the story, except the main plot. Luna rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Nov 10, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. The mathematics in this story is not always accurate. 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.

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Contributed by Fred W Read this as a kid and loved it at the time. He served as associate editor for the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics prior to Contributed by Anonymous This is a good story that makes crucial and proper use of math in a way mobis does not require much expertise from the reader. Deutsch’s wonderful A Subway Named Moebius.

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More information about this work can be found at another page on this Website. Behnam rated it it was ok May 24, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Dima rated it liked it Nov 02, Deutsch and actualize the following idea: Contributed by John Mitchell Very much my favourite sci-fi short story ever.