August Ferdinand Möbius

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Möbius, August Ferdinand


Born Nov. 17, 1790, in Schulpforta; died Sept. 26, 1868, in Leipzig. German geometer. Professor at the University of Leipzig (from 1816).

MÖbius was the first to introduce a coordinate system and analytic methods of investigation into projective geometry. He devised a new classification of curves and surfaces and established the general concept of a projective transformation. Mobius also investigated correlation transformations. In 1858 he established the existence of one-sided surfaces.


Gesammelte Werke, vols. 1-4. Leipzig, 1885-87.


Klein, F. Lektsii o razvitii matematiki v XIX stoletii, part 1. Moscow-Leningrad, 1937. (Translated from German.)
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