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Old Sep 30th 2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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stokes theorem

IN books,while reading stokes theorem ,i often come across the words "two sided surface".what does it mean?my instinct tells me that all surfaces are 2 sided(2 faces?).i know that the contour must be a simple closed curve, but why we call it 2 sided?thanks.
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Old Oct 1st 2009, 01:43 AM   #2
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Just guessing here

Maybe because certain objects like a mobius strip are treated as having only one side and stressing that it is two sided affirms that it is a simple closed curve.
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Old Oct 1st 2009, 11:12 PM   #3
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i think you are right. thanks.
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