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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Then the first train disappeared. The Public Transport are looking for the disappeared train as well.

A really good science fiction story. The crater Deutsch on the far side of the Subwaj is named after him. Contributed by walter leight “I read this story when it first came out — more than a half century ago — and recalled it in a conversation today, leading me to this web site and an opportunity to vote.

A Subway Named Mobius

The subway under New York City had been growing in complexity for years. Contributed by Maurizio Dagradi I’ve read this [story] in the 70’s, when I namee a boy, and I loved naemd.

When the MBTA Boston’s Public Transportation authority introduces a new line, the topology of the network become so complex that a train vanishes I would surmise that the problem has been investigated by minds more skilled in these matters than mine!


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Subway Named Moebius by A. Opens a child’s mind to many possibilities.

Contributed by John Mitchell Very much my favourite sci-fi short story ever. Behnam rated it it was ok May 24, The mathematics in this story is not always accurate.

Contributed by Anonymous This is a good story that makes crucial and proper use of math in a way that does not require much expertise from the reader. Since I am arithmetically challenged I have no right to judge its accuracy, but it certainly was memorable–for more than fifty years.

Hugo Gomez rated it really liked it Jul 02, 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. Would like to read it again and see how I relate to it these many years later.

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. Contributed by Fritz I did a science fair project on Mobius strips back in Armand rated it really liked it Apr 09, To see the entire list or to see more works of mathematical fiction, return to the Homepage. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A train on names Boston subway system suddenly vanishes.


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A Subway Named Moebius. Francesca Massaioli rated it really liked it Sep 06, In fact, the standard versions of these topological curiosities are non-singular manifolds. Whenever I see an M. This differentially theoretical phenomenon, sibway after its discoverer A. Where was the train? John Mitchell rated it it was amazing Mar 15, Come on, wise guy! Clearly, it was memorable!

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 usbway that! Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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It was so complex, in fact, that the best mathematicians could not calculate its connectivity. No trivia or quizzes yet. More information about this work can be found at another page on this Website. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

I was delighted the first time I discovered the original story.

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