- August Ferdinand Möbius
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name = August Möbius

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caption = August Ferdinand Möbius (1790–1868)

birth_date =November 17 ,1790

birth_place =Schulpforta ,Saxony-Anhalt ,Germany

death_date =September 26 ,1868

death_place =Leipzig

residence =Germany

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nationality = German

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fields =Mathematician

workplaces =University of Leipzig

alma_mater =University of Leipzig University of Göttingen University of Halle

doctoral_advisor =Johann Pfaff

academic_advisors =Carl Friedrich Gauss Karl Mollweide

doctoral_students =Otto Wilhelm Fiedler

notable_students =Hermann Hankel

known_for =Möbius strip Möbius transformation sMöbius transform Möbius function Möbius inversion formula Möbius–Kantor graph

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footnotes =**August Ferdinand Möbius**(November 17 ,1790 –September 26 ,1868 , (pronounced|ˈmøbiʊs) was a Germanmathematician and theoreticalastronomer . He was born inSchulpforta ,Saxony-Anhalt ,Germany and died inLeipzig .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-dimensionalEuclidean space . It was independently discovered byJohann Benedict Listing around the same time. TheMöbius configuration , formed by two mutually inscribed tetrahedra, is also named after him. Möbius was the first to introducehomogeneous coordinates intoprojective geometry .Möbius transformation s, important in projective geometry, are not to be confused with theMöbius transform of number theory, which also bears his name. His interest was also innumber theory , and the importantMöbius function μ("n") and theMöbius inversion formula are named after him.Möbius studied under

Carl Friedrich Gauss andJohann Pfaff .**Collected works*** [

*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)**Trivia***Möbius was a descendant of

Martin Luther by 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—inDürrenmatt 's satiric drama "The Physicists " is named after him.

*Theasteroid 28516 Möbius is also named after him.

*InStarCraft , 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 inBrian Lumley 's "Necroscope " book series.**External links***

* [*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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**August Ferdinand Möbius**— August Ferdinand Möbius. August Ferdinand Möbius (* 17. November 1790 in Schulpforte (Naumburg (Saale); † 26. September 1868 in Leipzig) war ein deutscher Mathematiker und Astronom an der Universität Leipzig … Deutsch Wikipedia**August Ferdinand Mobius**— August Ferdinand Möbius Pour les articles homonymes, voir Moebius. August Ferdinand Möbius. August (us) Ferdinand Möbius ( … Wikipédia en Français**August Ferdinand Möbius**— Pour les articles homonymes, voir Moebius. August Ferdinand Möbius. August (us) Ferdinand Möbius (17 novembre 1790 … Wikipédia en Français**August Ferdinand Mobius**— noun German mathematician responsible for the Mobius strip (1790 1868) • Syn: ↑Mobius, ↑August F. Mobius • Instance Hypernyms: ↑mathematician … Useful english dictionary**August F. Mobius**— noun German mathematician responsible for the Mobius strip (1790 1868) • Syn: ↑Mobius, ↑August Ferdinand Mobius • Instance Hypernyms: ↑mathematician … Useful english dictionary**Möbius, August Ferdinand**— born Nov. 17, 1790, Schulpforta, Saxony died Sept. 26, 1868, Leipzig German mathematician and theoretical astronomer. He began teaching at the University of Leipzig in 1815, and established his reputation with many publications. His mathematical… … Universalium**Möbius , August Ferdinand**— (1790–1868) German mathematician Möbius worked mainly on analytical geometry, topology, and theoretical astronomy. He was born at Schulpforta in Germany and held a chair in theoretical astronomy at Leipzig, making numerous contributions to the… … Scientists**Möbius, August Ferdinand**— ► (1790 1868) Matemático alemán. Fue uno de los fundadores de la topología. (V. banda de Möbius.) * * * (17 nov. 1790, Schulpforta, Sajonia–26 sep. 1868, Leipzig). Matemático y astrónomo teórico alemán. Empezó a enseñar en la Universidad de… … Enciclopedia Universal**Auguste Ferdinand Möbius**— August Ferdinand Möbius Pour les articles homonymes, voir Moebius. August Ferdinand Möbius. August (us) Ferdinand Möbius ( … Wikipédia en Français**August Möbius**— August Ferdinand Möbius. August Ferdinand Möbius (* 17. November 1790 in Schulpforte bei Naumburg (Saale); † 26. September 1868 in Leipzig) war deutscher Mathematiker und Astronom an der Universität Leipzig … Deutsch Wikipedia