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Möbius

[mœ-bee-uh s, mey-, moh-; German mœ-bee-oo s] /ˈmœ bi əs, ˈmeɪ-, ˈmoʊ-; German ˈmœ bi ʊs/
noun
1.
August Ferdinand
[ou-goo st fer-di-nahnt] /ˈaʊ gʊst ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt/ (Show IPA),
1790–1868, German mathematician.
Also, Moebius.
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Word Origin and History for august f. mobius

Mobius

also Moebius, 1904 in reference to the Mobius strip (earlier Moebius unilateral paper strip, 1899), named for German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius (1790-1868), professor at Leipzig, who devised it and described it in 1865 ("über die Bestimmung des Inhalts eines Polyeders", Nov. 27, 1865).

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