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  Niels Henrik Abel
Niels Henrik Abel was one of the most prominent mathematicians of the world in the first half of the 19th century.
Niels Henrik Abel was born on August 05, 1802 in Finnøy, an island near the Norwegian town of Stavanger.
Abel’s father was a member of the session of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) that was specially convened in 1814 with a specific purpose—rewriting the Norwegian constitution reflecting union with Sweden in place of Denmark.
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 Abel biography
Niels Abel, the second of seven children, was one year old when his grandfather died and his father was appointed to succeed him as the minister at Gjerstad.
Abel's father was, however, important in the politics of Norway and, after Sweden gained control of Norway in 1814, he was involved in writing a new constitution for Norway as a member of the Storting, the Norwegian legislative body.
Abel was encouraged by Crelle to write a clearer version of his work on the insolubility of the quintic and this resulted in Recherches sur les fonctions elliptiques which was published in 1827 in the first volume of Crelle's Journal, along with six other papers by Abel.
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 Trivia - Niels Henrik Abel
Niels Henrik Abel (August 5, 1802—April 6, 1829), Norway mathematician, was born in Finnøy.
Abels first notable work was a proof of the impossibility of solving the quintic equation by radicals (see Abel-Ruffini theorem.) This investigation was first published in 1824 in abstruse and difficult form, and afterwards (1826) more elaborately in the first volume of Crelles Journal.
In 1826 Abel moved to Paris, and during a ten month stay he met the leading mathematicians of France, but he was poorly appreciated, as his work was scarcely known, and his modesty restrained him from proclaiming his researchings.
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 Niels Henrik Abel
Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829), Norwegian mathematician, was born at Findoe on the 25th of August 1802.
In 1815 he entered the cathedral school at Christiania (as Oslo was then called), and three years later he gave proof of his mathematical genius by his brilliant solutions of the original problems proposed by Bernt Holmboe.
Under Abel's guidance, the prevailing obscurities of analysis began to be cleared, new fields were entered upon and the study of functions so advanced as to provide mathematicians with numerous ramifications along which progress could be made.
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 Niels Henrik Abel
Niels Henrik was only thirteen years of age, and this was younger than usual for a boy to be sent away from home.
Niels Henrik and his brother were admitted to the Cathedal School in Oslo, an institution founded around 1250 AD as a Latin school for the children of government officials.
Niels Henrik described Christine to his friend Keilhau: “She is not beautiful, has read hair and freckles, but she is a wonderful girl.” This description later changed the lives of both Keilhau and Christine.
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 Abel, Niels Henrik (1802-1829)
In this early paper, Abel showed the impossibility of solving the general quintic by means of radicals, thus laying to rest a problem that had perplexed mathematicians since the mid-16th century.
Abel, chronically poor throughout his life, was granted a small stipend by the Norwegian government that allowed him to go on a mathematical tour of Germany and France.
Abel revolutionized the important area of elliptic integrals with his theory of elliptic functions, contributed to the theory of infinite series, and founded the theory of commutative groups, known today as Abelian groups.
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 Niels Henrik Abel Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Abel was born in Finnöy, on the southwestern coast of Norway, on August 5, 1802.
Abel's father was appointed to a new parish in 1804, and the family moved to the town of Gjerstad, in southern Norway.
Abel obliged, providing Crelle with a manuscript that described his proof that an algebraic solution to the general equation of the fifth and higher degrees was impossible.
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 10.1. Abel, Niels (1802-1829)
Niels Abel was one of the innovators in the field of elliptic functions, discoverer of Abelian functions and one of the leaders in the use of rigor in mathematics.
Niels Henrik Abel was born to a Lutheran minister in Finnoy, Norway, on August 5, 1802.
Not until 1830, a year after Abel's death, was the paper given the recognition it deserved and awarded the grand prize by the Academy.
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 Niels Henrik Abel Summary
Born near Stavanger, Norway, Abel was the son of Sören Georg Abel, a Lutheran minister and prominent figure in the Norwegian nationalist movement.
Abel believed he had discovered a general solution and presented his results to his teacher Holmboe, who was wise enough to realize Abel's mathematical reasoning was already beyond his full comprehension.
Abel was born the son of a Lutheran minister in a small town in Norway.
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 Niels Henrik Abel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Niels Henrik Abel was one of the worlds leading mathematicans in the first half of the 19th century.
Abel believed he had found a formula to solve the fifth degree equation and he sent it to a professor in Kopenhagen.
Abel was absorbed in the problems of the divergent progressions.
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 Fermat's Last Theorem: Niels Henrik Abel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Niels Henrik Abel was born on August 5, 1802 in Frindoe, Norway.
Abel's first proof was about the impossibility of finding a solution to the quintic equation which he published in 1824 when he was 22 years old.
It was in Crelle's Journal, that Abel published an expanded version of his proof of the impossibility of solving the general quintic equation, a treatise on the binomial series, and six other submissions.
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 Niels Henrik Abel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Niels Henrik Abel, born August 5 of 1802, and dead April 16 of 1829, were a brilliant Norwegian mathematician.
It won a wide recognition to the age of 18 with their first Work in that it proved that the general equation of fifth degree is insoluble for algebraic procedures.
Abel was instrumental in establishing mathematical analysis in a rigorous base.
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 Niels Henrik Abel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Abel began to study university level mathematics texts, and within a year of Holmboe's arrival Abel was reading the works of Euler, Newton, Lalande, d'Alembert, Lagrange, and Laplace.
Abel worked on and off on solving quintic equations, and in 1824 he proved the impossibility of solving the general equation of the fifth degree in radicals.
Abel continued to pour out high quality mathematics as his poverty increased and his health continued to deteriorate.
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 The Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund - Guidelines
The Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund is administered by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.
The Abel Board shall have the responsibility for allocating the return on capital and for events in conjunction with the presentation of the prize.
The Niels Henrik Abel Memorial Fund is not an independent institution and it is not a separate legal body.
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 Read This: Niels Henrik Abel and his Times
Søren Georg Abel is an interesting if minor figure in the history of Norway, and his rise and fall accounts for the poverty that dogged Niels Henrik throughout his short life.
The portraits of the important people in Abel's life are particularly well drawn, although his fiancée Christine Kemp remains slightly in the shade: it is easier to find out about energetic male explorers of remote Norway than most women of the period.
Niels Henrik Abel remains an elusive figure, although the pathos of his raging at his early death is well conveyed.
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 Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829)
Niels Henrik Abel was born on August 5th 1802 in Finnøy in Norway, then a part of the Danish-Norwegian Twin Monarchy.
Abel was one of the first dedicated disciples of the great French mathematician A.-L. Cauchy in the discussion of rigour in the early 19th century.
You can visit the Abel centre at Gjerstad, the World mathematical year 2000 and Abel bicentennial 2002, or the homepage of the 2002 Abel Bicentennial Conference in Oslo.
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 AllRefer.com - Niels Henrik Abel (Mathematics, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Niels Henrik Abel[nEls hen´rik A´bul] Pronunciation Key, 1802–29, Norwegian mathematician.
While a student at the Univ. of Christiania (Oslo) he did fundamental work on the integration of functional expressions and proved the impossiblity of representing a solution of a general equation of fifth degree or higher by a radical expression.
He died of tuberculosis at the age of 26, leaving contributions that rank him as one of the greatest mathematicians of the 19th cent.
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 Biography part 1: Upbringing and schooling
It was at Gjerstad that Niels Henrik grew up, together with his elder brother, three younger brothers and a sister.
Niels Henrik’s mother seems to have been happiest in parties and festive company, and there is much evidence that she quickly became an alcoholic.
In the autumn of 1815, at the age of thirteen, Niels Henrik was sent away from home to the Cathedral School in Christiania.
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 The Abel Prize
The Swedish mathematician Lennart Carleson received the 2006 Abel Prize from Queen Sonja at an award ceremony in the University Aula in Oslo 23 May. The Norwegian Minister of Education and Research Øystein Djupedal also attended the event.
Marcus du Sautoy, Oxford University, presented the 2006 Abel Laureate Lennart Carleson and his contributions to mathematics at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters 23 March in connection with the prize announcement.
If you wish to be present at the Award Ceremony in the University Aula on the 23th of May or participate in the Abel Lectures at the University of Oslo on the 24th of May, please send an e-mail to abelprisen@dnva.no to receive an invitation card.
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 Niels Henrik Abel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Abel was aNorwegian mathematician, who was the first to demonstrate conclusively the impossibility of solving by the elementary processes of algebra general equations of any degree higher than the fourth.
Abel was born on Finnøya Island, Rogaland County.
After study at the University of Christiania (now Oslo), he spent two years in Paris and Berlin and in 1828 was made instructor at the university and military school in Christiania.
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 Niels Henrik Abel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
At the age of 16, Abel investigated generalization of the binomial theorem for all numbers.
A student at the Univ. of Christiania (Oslo), he gave a proof of the impossiblity of representing a solution of a general equation of fifth degree or higher by a radical expression.
Among his other accomplishments, Abel pioneered in the general theory of elliptic functions, and showed that elliptic functions are a generalization of trigonometric ones.
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 Coat-of-arms of Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829) - Numericana
The fact that "Abel" was the name of the second son of Adam and Eve may have played a rôle in the design of these arms, which Niels Abel inherited from his Danish ancestors.
This would properly place the focus on the parents of the biblical Abel, with the mythical tree and snake serving merely to identify the couple...
Abel is one of those rare beings that nature produces barely once a century.
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 Niels Henrik Abel Linkpage
Niels Henrik Abel — Biography from the Department of Mathematics, University of Kansas.
Niels Henrik Abel — Article by J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson on the website of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Niels Henrik Abel — Biographical sketch on the website of the Mathematical Institute of the Technical University of Budapest.
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 Niels Henrik Abel - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Niels Henrik Abel (Findö, Noruega, 5 de agosto de 1802 - Froland, Noruega, 6 de abril de 1829) fue un matemático noruego.
Abel conoció al astrónomo Schumacher (1780-1850) en Altona cerca de Hamburgo cuando residió seis meses en Berlín, en donde colaboró en la elaboración para su publicación del diario matemático de August Leopold Crelle.
En 1826 Abel viajó a París, permaneciendo allí unos diez meses; allí conoció a los matemáticos franceses más importantes, aunque ni él ni su trabajo (poco conocido) fueron especialmente valorados.
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 Abelprisens Historie
Niels Henrik Abel was born on 5 August 1802, the second child of the vicar, Søren Georg Abel, and Anne Marie Abel, whose maiden name was Simonsen.
At that time, they lived at Finnøy vicarage in Rogaland County, but there is much evidence that Niels Henrik was born in the neighbouring parish of Nedstrand.
Who was Niels H. Abel - biography by Arild Stubhaug
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 buch.de - bücher - versandkostenfrei - The Legacy of Niels Henrik Abel. - Olaf A. Laudal; Ragni Piene
buch.de - bücher - versandkostenfrei - The Legacy of Niels Henrik Abel.
The Abel Bicentennial, Oslo, 2002 von Olaf A. Laudal, Ragni Piene
It is accompanied by a CD-ROM with a large amount of information related to Niels Henrik Abel, such as on the Abel Centennial in 1902 and the Abel Bicentennial Conference in 2002, the launching of the Abel Prize, Abel monuments, and stamps, banknotes, coins etc. issued in honour of Niels Henrik Abel.
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 Amazon.com: Niels Henrik Abel and his Times: Books: Arild Stubhaug,Richard R. Daly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Niels Henrik Abel died on April 6, 1829, not yet 27 years of age.
Niels Henrik, Pastor Abel, Soren Georg Abel, Hans Mathias, Karl Johan, Vicar Abel, Anne Marie, Professor Hansteen, Rector Rosted, Count Wedel, Church Department, Christian Frederik, Peder Hansen, Bishop Hansen, Jacob Aall, Niels Treschow, John Aas, Christian August, King Frederik, Academy of Sciences, Astronomische Nachrichten, Christine Kemp, Hans Abel, Professor Rasmussen, Governing Commission
Abel's short life will leave an indellible mark in all mathematicians (professional and amateur)'s heart.
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