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August Ferdinand
[ou-goo st fer-di-nahnt] /ˈaʊ gʊst ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt/ (Show IPA), 1790–1868, German mathematician.
Contemporary Examples

Congressional reasoning at times resembles a mobius strip of hypocrisy.
Bonfire of the Inanities Christopher Buckley March 21, 2009

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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