- August Ferdinand Möbius
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November 17, 1790
Schulpforta, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
September 26, 1868
nationality = German
University of Leipzig
University of Leipzig University of Göttingen University of Halle
Carl Friedrich Gauss Karl Mollweide
Otto Wilhelm Fiedler
Möbius strip Möbius transformations Möbius transform Möbius function Möbius inversion formula Möbius–Kantor graph
August Ferdinand Möbius (
November 17, 1790– September 26, 1868, (pronounced|ˈmøbiʊs) was a German mathematicianand theoretical astronomer. He was born in Schulpforta, Saxony-Anhalt, Germanyand died in Leipzig.
He is best known for his discovery of the
Möbius strip, a non-orientable two-dimensional surface with only one side when embedded in three-dimensional Euclidean space. It was independently discovered by Johann Benedict Listingaround the same time. The Möbius configuration, formed by two mutually inscribed tetrahedra, is also named after him. Möbius was the first to introduce homogeneous coordinatesinto projective geometry. Möbius transformations, important in projective geometry, are not to be confused with the Möbius transformof number theory, which also bears his name. His interest was also in number theory, and the important Möbius functionμ("n") and the Möbius inversion formulaare named after him.
Möbius studied under
Carl Friedrich Gaussand Johann Pfaff.
* [http://gallica.bnf.fr/notice?N=FRBNF37264645 Gesammelte werke Erster band (v. 1)] (Leipzig : S. Hirzel, 1885)
* [http://gallica.bnf.fr/notice?N=FRBNF37265486 Gesammelte werke Zweiter band (v. 2)] (Leipzig : S. Hirzel, 1885)
* [http://gallica.bnf.fr/notice?N=FRBNF37268072 Gesammelte werke Dritter band (v. 3)] (Leipzig : S. Hirzel, 1885)
* [http://gallica.bnf.fr/notice?N=FRBNF37268085 Gesammelte werke Vierter band (v. 4)] (Leipzig : S. Hirzel, 1885)
*Möbius was a descendant of
Martin Lutherby way of his mother.
*The character of Johann Wilhelm Möbius—a particular scientist who tries to evade his own inventions by pretending to be insane—in
Dürrenmatt's satiric drama " The Physicists" is named after him.
asteroid28516 Möbius is also named after him.
StarCraft, the upgraded energy reactor of the Terran Ghost is called "Moebius Reactor"
*There is a tribute to him in "", in the form on the deathmatch map dm_mobius (which has since spawned various spin-offs such as in the Unreal Tournament series).
*Möbius also plays a pivotal part in
Brian Lumley's " Necroscope" book series.
* [http://www.genealogy.ams.org/id.php?id=35953 Möbius math genealogy]
*A beautiful visualization of Möbius Transformations, created by mathematicians at the University of Minnesota is viewable at [http://youtube.com/watch?v=JX3VmDgiFnY]
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