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Möbius, August Ferdinand



Mathematician, born in Schulpforta, Germany. As professor at Leipzig he worked on analytical geometry, topology, and theoretical astronomy, but is chiefly known for the discovery of the Möbius strip (a one-sided surface formed by giving a rectangular strip a half-twist, then joining the ends together) and the Möbius net, important in projective geometry. He also introduced barycentric co-ordinates into geometry.

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