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Mobius and his band : mathematics and astronomy in 19th-century Germany.

Author: John Fauvel; Raymond Flood; Robin J Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1993.
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August Mobius was one of the nineteenth century's most influential mathematicians and astronomers. Written by six distinguished contributors, this book explores the work of Mobius and his  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fauvel; Raymond Flood; Robin J Wilson
ISBN: 019853969X 9780198539698
OCLC Number: 499588460
Contents: 1. A Saxon mathematician ; 2. The German mathematical community ; 3. The astronomical revolution ; 4. Mobius's geometrical mechanics ; 5. The development of topology ; 6. Mobius's modern legacy ; References ; Notes on contributors ; Picture credits ; Index
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