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The Möbius strip is the topological space obtained from the “open strip”, hence the square, by gluing two of its opposite sites but after applying half of a full rotation to one of them
Regarded as a manifold, then the Möbius strip is among the simplest examples of manifolds which is not orientable. Regarding as a real vector bundle over the circle, then the Möbius strip is among the simplest examples of a non-trivial vector bundle.
As a topological space, the Möbius strip is
the quotient topological space obtained from the square $[0,1]^2$ by the equivalence relation which identifies two of the opposite sides, but with opposite orientation
For the realization of the Möbius strip as a topological vector bundle (a real line bundle) see there, this example.
Named after August Möbius.
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