# Mobius and his Band: Mathematics and Astronomy in Nineteenth-Century Germany

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Rating | : | 4.20 (879 Votes) |

Asin | : | 019853969X |

Format Type | : | paperback |

Number of Pages | : | 184 Pages |

Publish Date | : | 2017-07-23 |

Language | : | English |

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Written by six distinguished contributors, this book explores the work of Mobius and his brilliant German contemporaries. Jeremy Gray analyzes Mobius's contribution to geometrical mechanics and Norman Biggs traces his role in the development of topological ideas. The background to Mobius's life and labors is provided by John Fauvel. This stimulating volume will appeal to all scientists in the fields that Mobius helped advance--physics, mathematics, and astronomy--as well as general readers interested in the history of science.. Finally, Ian Stewart explores the legacy Mobius left to mathematics in our own century. August Mobius was one of the 19th century's most influential mathematicians and astronomers. Gert Schubring examines the mat

A Customer said Interesting stories about Mobius and science of 19th century. I got to know many things about Mobius and his works from this book. For example, what cause him to think about the famous Mobius function and Mobius inversion formula. Also, there are facts that support J.B. Listing(1808-188"Interesting stories about Mobius and science of 19th century" according to A Customer. I got to know many things about Mobius and his works from this book. For example, what cause him to think about the famous Mobius function and Mobius inversion formula. Also, there are facts that support J.B. Listing(1808-1882) as the first inventor of the Mobius Band. In the first half of 19-th century, many leading mathematicians made a living as astronomers, because mathematics at that time had not . ) as the first inventor of the Mobius Band. In the first half of 19-th century, many leading mathematicians made a living as astronomers, because mathematics at that time had not

Richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams which enhance the text.The writing and the ideas discussed are enhanced by vivid analogiesand comprehendable explanations."--*School Science and Mathematics*. There are also numerous mathematical diagrams, all clear and relevant, and the many mathematical equations are expressions are well set out. Overall, a book of interest and value to historians, mathematicians, and the interested reader." --*Choice*"This is a book that both general and specialist readers will appreciate. a useful history of some aspects of German astronomy and mathematics in the nineteenth century, especially as seen in relation to modern advances." --*Nature*"Generously priced, it is unusually readable for books of its kind -- and also viewable, being graced with many excellent portraits, scenes, and mathematical illustrations." --*Times Higher Education Supplement*"The collection includes historical, socio

Raymond Flood, University Lecturer in Computing and Mathematics, Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University. John Fauvel, Lecturer in Mathematics, The Open University. Robin Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, The Open University.