august ferdinand mobius

August Ferdinand Möbius was born on November 17, 1790 in Schulpforta, Germany. (Then

called Saxony.) He was the only child of Johann Heinrich Mobius, a dancing teacher. She

was related to the famous Martin Luther, the man responsible for writing the document

known as the 96 Thesis. Möbius himself was home schooled until he was thirteen. Showing an

avid interest in mathematics, he went to college in Schulpforta, Germany in 1803.

When Möbius graduated from college in 1809 he became a student at the university of

Leipzig. Here he started to study law against the will of his family. However, halfway

through his first year he realized that law did not fit his interests. He then switched to

the study of mathematics, physics, and astronomy.

During his time in college, some well-known mathematicians and astronomers influenced

Möbius. It is said that his greatest influence was that of Karl Mollweide, his astronomy

teacher. Mollweide is known for the trigonometric relations he discovered in 1807.

Möbius then went to Göttingen, Germany in 1813. Here he studied under Carl Friedrich

Gauss. Gauss, like Mollweide, was also an astronomer. However, Gauss' main interests were

mathematical. From Göttingen Möbius went to Halle and studied under Johann Pfaff, Gauss'

teacher. Pfaff taught him mainly mathematics. By the end of his studies, Möbius had

August Ferdinand Möbius was born on November 17, 1790 in Schulpforta, Germany. (Then

called Saxony.) He was the only child of Johann Heinrich Mobius, a dancing teacher. She

was related to the famous Martin Luther, the man responsible for writing the document

known as the 96 Thesis. Möbius himself was home schooled until he was thirteen. Showing an

avid interest in mathematics, he went to college in Schulpforta, Germany in 1803.

When Möbius graduated from college in 1809 he became a student at the university of

Leipzig. Here he started to study law against the will of his family. However, halfway

through his first year he realized that law did not fit his interests. He then switched to

the study of mathematics, physics, and astronomy.

During his time in college, some well-known mathematicians and astronomers influenced

Möbius. It is said that his greatest influence was that of Karl Mollweide, his astronomy

teacher. Mollweide is known for the trigonometric relations he discovered in 1807.

Möbius then went to Göttingen, Germany in 1813. Here he studied under Carl Friedrich

Gauss. Gauss, like Mollweide, was also an astronomer. However, Gauss' main interests were

mathematical. From Göttingen Möbius went to Halle and studied under Johann Pfaff, Gauss'

teacher. Pfaff taught him mainly mathematics. By the end of his studies, Möbius had

established firm roots in both mathematics and astronomy.

In 1816, Möbius was appointed to the chair of astronomy at Leipzig. He hoped to soon

become a full professor. However, his hopes were abolished when it became clear that

Möbius' ability to give an interesting lecture was not quite up to par. In fact, he had to

advertise his lectures as being free just to get people to come to them. He was, however,

offered other jobs as a proffessor in both mathematics and astronomy at other schools. He

turned these jobs down due to his loyalty to Leipzig. In 1844, Mobius was offered

professorship at the University of Jena. Seeing how they might lose Mobius, Leipzig

granted him full professorship.

Mobius was also an observer at the observatory at leipzig. He was also involved in the

reconstruction of the observatory. He was supervisor of this project. In 1820 he married

and would later have one daughter and two sons. In 1848 he became director of the

observatory. On september 26, 1868, mobius died. One of the great mathematicians had

passed.

Möbius made many contributions to the world of mathematics. The Möbius strip, Möbius net,

Möbius function, and Mobius inversion formula. He also wrote a paper entitled Uber eine

besondere Art von Umkehrung der Reihen, which introduced the Möbius function. Möbius also

focused on analytical geometry and was considered a pioneer in topology. He also wrote

important papers contributing to theoretical astronomy. These papers included The

In 1816, Möbius was appointed to the chair of astronomy at Leipzig. He hoped to soon

become a full professor. However, his hopes were abolished when it became clear that

Möbius' ability to give an interesting lecture was not quite up to par. In fact, he had to

advertise his lectures as being free just to get people to come to them. He was, however,

offered other jobs as a proffessor in both mathematics and astronomy at other schools. He

turned these jobs down due to his loyalty to Leipzig. In 1844, Mobius was offered

professorship at the University of Jena. Seeing how they might lose Mobius, Leipzig

granted him full professorship.

Mobius was also an observer at the observatory at leipzig. He was also involved in the

reconstruction of the observatory. He was supervisor of this project. In 1820 he married

and would later have one daughter and two sons. In 1848 he became director of the

observatory. On september 26, 1868, mobius died. One of the great mathematicians had

passed.

Möbius made many contributions to the world of mathematics. The Möbius strip, Möbius net,

Möbius function, and Mobius inversion formula. He also wrote a paper entitled Uber eine

besondere Art von Umkehrung der Reihen, which introduced the Möbius function. Möbius also

focused on analytical geometry and was considered a pioneer in topology. He also wrote

important papers contributing to theoretical astronomy. These papers included The