Cross-Cap Surface

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The Cross-cap is a representation of the projective plane. (A “projective plane” is a plane with a line added at infinity. It developed out of study of projective geometry.)

Cross-cap is like a shrinked Torus where there's no middle hole and the side has been pinched together in such way that the top cross to the bottom.

One way to think of cross-cap is as a hemi-sphere (or a bowl), and imagine each point on the rim is connected to points on opposite side.

One way to think of cross-cap is, draw a filled circle on paper, and imagine each point on the rim is connected to the point on the opposite side.

The significance of this surface is that it gives us a visual guide of the topology of the real projective plane. 〔➤ Intro to Real Projective Plane

ParametricPlot3D[
{(Sin[u]*Sin[2*v]/2),
 (Sin[2*u]*Cos[v]*Cos[v]),
 (Cos[2*u]*Cos[v]*Cos[v])
},
 {u, 0, Pi}, {v, 0, Pi}]

cross-cap.nb.zip

cross-cap.gcf

Other surfaces immersed in 3D that are topologically equivalent to the projective plane are:

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