By: John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson [Editors]
Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1993
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 249162
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...