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  Gauss, Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss - Famous mathematicians pictures, posters, gifts items, note cards, greeting cards, ...
While there is puzzlement as to why Gauss would accord this singular honor to his student, many would Gauss himself, sometimes referred to as the "prince of mathematics", the rightful third member of his list.
Gauss is portrayed with one of his most important results -- the refutation of Euclid's fifth postulate, the 'parallel postulate', which posited that parallel lines would never meet.
Gauss chose not to publish his results in alternative geometries, and credit for the discovery of 'non-Euclidean geometry' was accorded to others (Bolyai, and Lobachevski) who arrived at similar results independently.
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  Carl Friedrich Gauss
Gauss was married for a second time the next year, to Minna the best friend of Johanna, and although they had three children, this marriage seemed to be one of convenience for Gauss.
Gauss was pleased to accept and took personal charge of the survey, making measurements during the day and reducing them at night, using his extraordinary mental capacity for calculations.
Gauss was excited by this prospect and by 1840 he had written three important papers on the subject: Intensitas vis magneticae terrestris ad mensuram absolutam revocata (1832), Allgemeine Theorie des Erdmagnetismus (1839) and Allgemeine Lehrsätze in Beziehung auf die im verkehrten Verhältnisse des Quadrats der Entfernung wirkenden Anziehungs- und Abstossungskräfte (1840).
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  Carl Friedrich Gauss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gauss was a child prodigy, of whom there are many anecdotes pertaining to his astounding precocity while a mere toddler, and made his first ground-breaking mathematical discoveries while still a teenager.
Gauss was born in Brunswick, in the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg (now part of Lower Saxony, Germany), as the only son of uneducated lower-class parents.
Gauss predicted correctly the position at which it could be found again, and it was rediscovered by Franz Xaver von Zach on December 31, 1801 in Gotha, and one day later by Heinrich Olbers in Bremen.
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 Wikipedia: Carl Friedrich Gauss
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (Gauß) (April 30, 1777 - February 23, 1855) was a German mathematician, astronomer and physicist with a wide range of contributions; he is considered to be one of the leading mathematicians of all time.
Gauss earned a scholarship and in college, he independently rediscovered several important theorems; his breakthrough occurred in 1796 when he was able to show that any regular polygon, each of whose odd factors are distinct Fermat primes, can be constructed by ruler and compass alone, thereby adding to work started by classical Greek mathematicians.
In 1818, Gauss started a geodesic survey of the state of Hanover, work which later lead to the development of the normal distribution for describing measurement errors and an interest in differential geometry and his theorema egregrium establishing an important property of the notion of curvature.
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 PlanetMath: Gauss, Carl Friedrich
Carl Friedrich Gauss was born in Braunschweig on April the 30th 1777 as the son of a poor worker.
Gauss also worked on the theory of magnetism and found a representation for the unit of magnetism by the units of mass, length and time.
Gauss mourned over her very much and it was more due to a feeling of duty and sympathy that he took his wife's best friend Minna as his second wife.
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 Carl Friedrich Gauss - MSN Encarta
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), German mathematician, noted for his wide-ranging contributions to physics, particularly the study of electromagnetism.
Born in Braunschweig on April 30, 1777, Gauss studied ancient languages in college, but at the age of 17 he became interested in mathematics and attempted a solution of the classical problem of constructing a regular heptagon, or seven-sided figure, with ruler and compass.
In 1807 Gauss was appointed professor of mathematics and director of the observatory at Göttingen, holding both positions until his death there on February 23, 1855.
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 Gauss, Carl Friedrich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Gauss was educated at the Caroline College, Brunswick, and the Univ. of Göttingen, his education and early research being financed by the Duke of Brunswick.
This led to his extensive investigations in the theory of space curves and surfaces and his important contributions to differential geometry as well as to such practical results as his invention of the heliotrope, a device used to measure distances by means of reflected sunlight.
During the last years of his life Gauss was concerned with topics now falling under the general heading of topology, which had not yet been developed at that time, and he correctly predicted that this subject would become of great importance in mathematics.
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 Carl Friedrich Gauss Summary
Gauss was the first to adopt a rigorous approach to the treatment of infinite series, as illustrated by his treatment of the hypergeometric series.
Gauss envisaged the possibility of developing a geometry without the parallel postulate and on one occasion even measured the angles of a triangle formed by three mountains, finding the sum to be two right angles within the limits of experimental error.
Gauss was a child prodigy, of whom there are many anecdotes pertaining to his astounding precocity while a mere toddler, and made his first ground-breaking mathematical discoveries while still a teenager.
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 Carl Friedrich Gauss - Simple English Wikipedia
The Duke of Brunswick gave Gauss a fellowship to the Collegium Carolinum, where he attended from 1792 to 1795.
This meant that the Duke paid for the education of Carl Friedrich Gauss at the Collegium.
After this, Gauss went to the University of Göttingen, from 1795 to 1798.
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 Carl Friedrich Gauss
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (April 30, 1777 - February 23, 1855) was a German mathematician, astronomer and physicist with a wide range of contributions; he is considered to be one of the leading mathematicians of all time.
Gauss was born in Brunswick (German Braunschweig), Duchy of Brunswick (now Germany) as only son of lower class uneducated parents.
Gauss earned a scholarship, and in college, he independently rediscovered several important theorems; his breakthrough occurred in 1796 when he correctly characterized all the regular polygons that can be constructed by ruler and compass alone, thereby completing work started by classical Greek mathematicians.
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 Gauss
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) is considered to be the greatest German mathematician of the nineteenth century.
Gauss was born in Brunswick, Germany, on April 30, 1777, to poor, working-class parents.
Gauss was so happy about and proud of his discovery that he gave up his intention to study languages and turned to mathematics.
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Gauss was the first mathematician to be comfortable with the use of complex numbers and the geometry of the complex plane; he used them both in pure (e.g.
Gauss would not publish a result until it was complete and he was entirely satisfied with its presentation; consequently, much of his work was unpublished with a considerable amount discovered only after his death.
Gauss could be a stern, demanding individual, and it is reported that this resulted in friction with two of his sons that caused them to leave Germany and come to the United States; they settled in the midwest and have descendants throughout the plains states.
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 Carl Friedrich Gauss
On the obverse was a portrait of Carl Friedrich Gauss and the equation of his famous error curve.
Carl Friedrich Gauss was born in 1777 into a poor family (his father was a gardener) in the German city of Braunschweig (Brunswick).
Gauss was too much of a mathematician to fall in love with the mechanics of triangulation.
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 Carl Friedrich Gauss
Perhaps one of the reasons that Carl Friedrich Gauss was able to create so much mathematics in his lifetime was that he got a very early start.
Gauss was born in Brunswick, Germany as the only son of poor peasants living in miserable conditions.
When Gauss was ten years old he was allowed to attend an arithmetic class taught by a man (Buttner) who had a reputation for being cynical and having little respect for the peasant children he was teaching.
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 Statistics at St. Olaf College
Gauss worked in a wide variety of fields in both mathematics and physics incuding number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy and optics.
Gauss developed the concept of complex numbers and in 1799 the University of Helmstedt granted Gauss a Ph.D. for a dissertation that gave the first proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra.
Gauss made a careful study of foreign papers in the reading room at Göttingen and in particular made a systematic study of the financial news.
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 Fermat's Last Theorem: Carl Friedrich Gauss
Carl Friedrich Gauss was born on April 17, 1777 to poor, working class parents in Brauschweig, Germany.
Gauss is considered to be one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time.
Gauss studied data abouts its orbit and was able to predict a second possible sighting which was confirmed on December 31, 1801.
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 Talk:Carl Friedrich Gauss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
P.S. a subsequent reply from the city archive in Brunswick (personal communication of 2 August 2005) revealed that the name is entered as "Johann Friderich Carl Gauss" (unequivocally a double s) in the register of baptisms of the parish of St. Katharinen for the period 1773 to 1790 (Bestandssignatur G III 1:66) on page 173.
It originally said that Gauss proved necessity and sufficiency (I'm assuming this is what "completely solved" and "determined all constructible regular polygons" means.) I changed it so that it correctly only attributes sufficiency to Gauss, but does not give him credit for necessity.
In fundamental theorem on algebra it is stated, correctly, that Gauss' proof was incomplete (it used topological assumptions).
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Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) was born i nto a family of poor farmers and labourers in Brunswick Germany.
Gauss' interest in astronomy was aroused on the first day of the new century, on Jan. 1, 1801 when Piazzi in Palermo discovered the first planetoid, which was given the name Ceres.
Gauss, is credited with the discovery of the normal distribution but this may not be correct.
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 Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
At the academy Gauss independently discovered Bode's law, the binomial theorem and the arithmetic-geometric mean, as well as the law of quadratic reciprocity and the prime number theorem.
Gauss left there in 1798 without a diploma, but by this time he had made one of his most important discoveries - the construction of a regular 17-gon by ruler and compass.
Gauss was excited by this prospect and by 1840 he had written three important papers on the subject.
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 Carl Friedrich Gauss - Wikiquote
As quoted in Gauss zum Gedächtniss (1856) by Sartorius von Waltershausen; Variants: Mathematics is the queen of sciences and arithmetic the queen of mathematics.
For Gauss, the jewels in the crown were the primes, numbers which had fascinated and teased generations of mathematicians.
Gauss gave an estimate for the number of primes, Riemann predicted that the guess is at worst the square root of N off its mark, Littlewood showed that you can't do better than this.
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Gauss obtained his Ph.D. in 1799 from the University of Helmstedt, under the supervision of Pfaff.
In 1807, Gauss became professor of astronomy and director of the new observatory at the University of Göttingen.
Gauss died in Göttingen at the age of 77 on February 23, 1855.
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 Rutland Herald: Rutland Vermont News & Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) is considered one of the all-time great mathematicians.
Gauss also proved the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, which states that every natural number can be expressed as a unique product of primes and powers of primes.
Gauss also made major contributions in the fields of complex analysis, probability and statistics, non-Euclidean geometry and celestial mechanics.
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 AllRefer.com - Carl Friedrich Gauss (Mathematics, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Carl Friedrich Gauss[kArl frE´drikh gous] Pronunciation Key, born Johann Friederich Carl Gauss, 1777–1855, German mathematician, physicist, and astronomer.
Gauss was educated at the Caroline College, Brunswick, and the Univ. of GOttingen, his education and early research being financed by the Duke of Brunswick.
Following the death of the duke in 1806, Gauss became director (1807) of the astronomical observatory at GOttingen, a post he held until his death.
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 Carl friedrich gauss - Gauss, Carl Friedrich.
Carl Friedrich Gauss was born on April 17, 1777 to poor, working class parents in Brauschweig, Germany.
Gauss, Carl Friedrich (kärl fre'drikh gous) [key], born Johann Friederich Carl Gauss, 1777—1855, German mathematician, physicist, and astronomer.
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), Gauss's teacher there was Kaestner, whom Gauss often ridiculed.
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