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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 Braunschweig, in the Duchy of Braunschweig-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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 CF Gauss
Gauss' talents came to the notice of a school master hen he quickly solved the task of adding the numbers from 1 to 100 and later he received the sponsorship of the Duke of Braunschweig to study at College, where he maintained an interest in Philology as well as Mathematics.
Gauss went on to be awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Helmstedt in 1799, with a thesis which proved that every rational integer function of one variable can be resolved into real factors of the first or second degree.
Gauss asserted that "Mathematics is the Queen of Sciences, and the Theory of Numbers is the Queen of Mathematics".
www.amt.canberra.edu.au /gauss.html   (580 words)

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Gauss was born into a family of town workers ranging from the peasant to the lower middle-class status.
Gauss "closed the angel eyes in which for five years I have found a heaven" and was then plunged into a loneliness from which he never fully recovered.
Gauss published only about half of his recorded innovative ideas (see figures) and in a style so austere that his readers were few.
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 AllRefer.com - Carl Friedrich Gauss (Mathematics, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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.
Gauss was extremely careful and rigorous in all his work, insisting on a complete proof of any result before he would publish it.
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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 Gauss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gauss, abbreviated as G, is the cgs unit of magnetic flux density or magnetic induction (B), named after the German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss.
One gauss is defined as one maxwell per square centimetre.
For many years prior to 1932 the term gauss was used to designate that unit of magnetic field intensity which is now known as the oersted.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gauss   (124 words)

 Gauss's Law
Gauss' law is a form of one of Maxwell's equations, the four fundamental equations for electricity and magnetism.
Gauss' law permits the evaluation of the electric field in many practical situations by forming a symmetric Gaussian surface surrounding a charge distribution and evaluating the electric flux through that surface.
Gauss' law is a powerful tool for the calculation of electric fields when they originate from charge distributions of sufficient symmetry to apply it.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/electric/gaulaw.html   (324 words)

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 confided in Schumacher, telling him that he believed his reputation would suffer if he admitted in public that he believed in the existence of such a geometry.
Gauss used the Laplace equation to aid him with his calculations, and ended up specifying a location for the magnetic South pole.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Mathematicians/Gauss.html   (2223 words)

Gauss: At the age of three, I informed my father of an arithmetical error in a complicated payroll calculation, and told him the correct sum.
Gauss: At 19 years old, I proved that the heptadecagon, a regular polygon of 17 sides, could be made with a compass and straightedge, known as a construction.
Gauss: The Gaussian curve, sometimes called the normal or bell curve, illustrates the distribution of a random population.
www.3villagecsd.k12.ny.us /wmhs/Departments/Math/OBrien/gauss.html   (787 words)

Born in 1777 in Germany, Gauss was a child prodigy.
Gauss was able to prove that every number is the sum of at most three triangular numbers.
Gauss was infact the man who arrived at the conclusions about Euclid's Fifth Postulate and could disprove for certain cases.
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 Carl Friedrich Gauss
His teacher, Büttner, and his assistant, Martin Bartels, were amazed when Gauss summed the integers from 1 to 100 instantly by spotting that the sum was 50 pairs of numbers each pair summing to 101.
Gauss had been asked in 1818 to carry out a geodesic survey of the state of Hanover to link up with the existing Danish grid.
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).
www.corrosion-doctors.org /Biographies/GaussBio.htm   (987 words)

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.
www.math.wichita.edu /history/men/gauss.html   (557 words)

In the GAUSS statement we will input the data using the matrices and vectors in the tracking function (16) and then compute the matrices and vectors for the quadratic form (1) which is used to derive the algorithm which is implemented in GAUSS.
The representation in GAUSS of this equation is
Instructions on using GAUSS on the Sun workstations in the Economics Department at the Univ. of Texas are available in a *.pdf file.
www.eco.utexas.edu /faculty/Kendrick/frontpg/GAUSS.htm   (3521 words)

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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 computed the orbit using his least squares method and correctly predicted where and when Ceres would reappear.
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.
www.uprr.pr /gauss-bio.html   (445 words)

 Software Review - GAUSS Mathematical and Statistical System 5.0
GAUSS is a matrix programming language designed to make it easier for professionals who don't have the time or desire to learn C or Fortran for solving statistical or applied mathematical problems.
GAUSS does have a minimum function, and while the user is certainly permitted to write his or her own, they could use GAUSS' minc function.
GAUSS is accessible to a non-programmer professional, and it dramatically shrinks development time, all without significant loss of speed of execution and scalability of the problem.
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 World and Nation-State
It was Gauss' unique contribution, to devise a metaphor, from which to represent these higher forms of physical action, so those actions could be represented, by their reflections, in the visible domain.
Gauss demonstrated the physical meaning of the \/-1, not in the visible domain of squares, but in the cognitive domain, of the principle of squaring.
Gauss demonstrated that all algebraic powers, of any degree, when projected onto his complex domain, could be represented by an action similar to that just demonstrated for squaring.
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 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 was shattered and wrote to Olbers asking him give him a home for a few weeks, to gather new strength in the arms of your friendship - strength for a life which is only valuable because it belongs to my three small children.
Gauss presented his golden jubilee lecture in 1849, fifty years after his diploma had been granted by Hemstedt University.
www.shsu.edu /~icc_cmf/bio/gauss.html   (2215 words)

 Encyclopedia: Carl Friedrich Gauss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Disquisitiones Arithmeticae is a textbook of number theory written by German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and first published in 1801 when Gauss was 24.
Carl Friedrich Gauss[kArl frE´drikh gous] Pronunciation Key, born Johann Friederich Carl Gauss, 1777–1855, German mathematician, physicist, and astronomer.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Carl-Friedrich-Gauss   (1034 words)

 Gauss manual: preface
GAUSS is a complex language with a large number of specialised functions for dealing with matrices.
A competent user of GAUSS will find little difficulty in interpreting the information in the manual on eigenvector calculations, for example; by contrast, a user taught only how to use these functions may well be defeated by the task of incorporating these functions in a useful program.
New GAUSS users should be aware that there is a large body of routines available which are outwith the scope of this guide.
www.trigconsulting.co.uk /gauss/manual.html   (1012 words)

 Gauss and the Global Magnetic Field
Gauss and his associate Weber then built a laboratory to study magnetism, in which, among other things, they devised the world's first magnetic telegraph.
Gauss devised a clever method for doing so, using an auxiliary magnet; today this is a popular undergraduate lab excercise.
Gauss and Weber organized a "Magnetic Union" for setting up observatories, and Humboldt enlisted Russia's Czar to create a chain of them across Siberia.
www.phy6.org /earthmag/gauss.htm   (424 words)

 Timberlake Consultants - GAUSS
Designed for computationally intensive tasks, the GAUSS system is ideally suited for the researcher who does not have the time required to develop programs in C or FORTRAN but finds that most statistical or mathematical "packages" are not flexible or powerful enough to perform complicated analysis or to work on large problems.
GAUSS can be used in either interactively for short one-off commands or by creating large programs consisting of several files and libraries of functions, or anything in between.
GAUSS has over 400 mathematical functions built in, including LINPACK, EISPACK and BLAS routines, factorizations, decompositions, eigenvalues, distributions and equation solving functions, to provide you with all the tools you need to solve your most difficult problems.
www.timberlake.co.uk /software/gauss/gauss.html   (579 words)

 POWERLABS's Gauss Gun Division!
Gauss Guns, also known as Coil Guns, derive their name from the Mathematician Gauss, who's name is a measure of magnetic field strength (and since the propellant force in a gauss gun is a magnetic field, it makes sense to call them by the unit of that field).
The scientific definition of a gauss gun is that of an "Asynchronous linear induction motor".
However, what differs a gauss gun from just a regular solenoid is that in the gauss gun the core is allowed to move freely into and than THROUGH the solenoid.
www.powerlabs.org /coilguns.htm   (2701 words)

IMPORTANT: The econometric software GAUSS is available on some of the newer PC's in the Princeton economics graduate computer room, as well as on the UNIX machines largo, bigpine, conch, cudjoe, and windley.
Some GAUSS programs may produce a sizable quantity of output that is difficult to analyze on the screen.
GAUSS allows us to save all the output of a program onto a text file.
www.wws.princeton.edu /~mwatson/ec518/gauss_tutorial.html   (1645 words)

 Gauss Rifle
When all four magnets are taped to the ruler, it is time to load the gauss rifle with the balls.
To fire the gauss rifle, set a steel ball in the groove to the left of the leftmost magnet.
After the gauss rifle has fired, the situation is different.
www.scitoys.com /scitoys/scitoys/magnets/gauss.html   (1503 words)

 Gauss-Prize Pressrelease
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) was one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.
With the Gauss Prize, the IMU is broadening the range of its awards, now including the influence of mathematics to other disciplines.
The presentation of the mathematical work will be addressed to the general public as well as journalists, so that all may appreciate the importance of mathematics for everyday life.
elib.zib.de /pub/Gauss/gauss-pressrelease.htm   (646 words)

 Gauss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Carl Friedrich Gauss was born 30 April 1777in Brunswick, Duchy of Brunswick (now Germany) and died on 23 Feb 1855 in Göttingen, Hanover (now Germany).
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 went on to become one of the greatest Mathematical minds ever known.
www.mathgym.com.au /htdocs/gauss.htm   (310 words)

 Computing Papers on Gauss   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although it is rich on optimal data structures to reduce the storage requirement and ef cient algorithms for fast execution, a proof of correctness of the algorithm, applied to the general problem of point location relative to any arbitrary surface in 3-space, is absent in the literature.
This paper argues that the electromagnetic eld theory and Gauss s Law constitute a fundamental basis for the odd parity rule and shows that the odd parity rule may be correctly extended to point location relative to any arbitrary closed surface in 3-space.
It is said that Gauss was less than ten years old when he noted the regularity in the sequence of positive integers 1 through 100 and computed their sum instantly.
computing.breinestorm.net /Gauss   (3143 words)

GAUSS is a powerful matrix-oriented statistical package with a versatile programming language and many add-on modules to perform sophisticated statistical analysis.
GAUSS is a versatile statistical package with almost the same level of functionality as the more popular packages such as SPSS or SAS.
Gary King's GAUSS Archive He is a Professor of Government and Director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~statlab/gauss.html   (533 words)

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Describing his intention to his former classmate, Wolfgang Bolyai, Gauss wrote, "The title indicates quite definitely the purpose of the essay; only about a third of the whole, nevertheless, is used for this purpose, the remainder contains chiefly the history and a critique of works on the same subject by other mathematicians (viz.
Like Plato, Gauss also recognized it were not sufficient to simply state his discovery, without a polemical attack on the Aristotelean falsehoods that had become so popular among his contemporaries.
In his 1799 dissertation, Gauss brilliantly chose to develop his metaphor, polemically, on the most vulnerable flank of his enemies' algebraic equations.
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 Carl Friedrich Gauss Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ ArtisticNudity.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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Gauss was able to prove the method under the assumption of normally distributed errors (see Gauss-Markov theorem; see also Gaussian).
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