Author:John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson [Editors]

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Mobius and His Band: Mathematics and Astronomy in Nineteenth-Century Germany

By: John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson [Editors]

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 249162

ISBN: 019853969X

Condition: Very Good Condition


August Moebius was one of the nineteenth century's most influential mathematicians and astronomers. Written by six distinguished contributors, this book explores the work of Moebius and his fellow-German scholars, in particular the achievements which act as a mirror for the work being undertaken by his contemporaries around the world. The background to Moebius's life and labours is provided by John Fauvel. Gert Schubring examines the mathematical community in nineteenth-century Germany, while Allan Chapman describes the revolution in astronomy that took place during the period. Jeremy Gray ana... View more info