Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and scientist who dominated the mathematical community during and after his lifetime. His outstanding work includes the discovery of the method of least squares, the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry, and important contributions to the theory of numbers.

Born in Brunswick, Germany, on April 30, 1777, Johann Friedrich Carl Gauss showed early and unmistakable signs of being an extraordinary youth. As a child prodigy, he was self taught in the fields of reading and arithmetic. Recognizing his talent, his youthful studies were accelerated by the Duke of Brunswick in 1792 when he was provided with a stipend to allow him to pursue his education.

In 1795, he continued his mathematical studies at the University of Gö ttingen. In 1799, he obtained his doctorate in absentia from the University of Helmstedt, for providing the first reasonably complete proof of what is now called the fundamental theorem of algebra. He stated that: Any polynomial with real coefficients can be factored into the product of real linear and/or real quadratic factors.

At the age of 24, he published Disquisitiones arithmeticae, in which he formulated systematic and widely influential concepts and methods of number theory -- dealing with the relationships and properties of integers. This book set the pattern for many future research and won Gauss major recognition among mathematicians. Using number theory, Gauss proposed an algebraic solution to the geometric problem of creating a polygon of n sides. Gauss proved the possibility by constructing a regular 17 sided polygon into a circle using only a straight edge and compass.

Barely 30 years old, already having made landmark discoveries in geometry, algebra, and number theory Gauss was appointed director of the Observatory at Göttingen. In 1801, Gauss turned his attention to astronomy and applied his computational skills to develop a technique for calculating orbital...

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JOHANN CARLFRIEDRICHGAUSSCarlFriedrichGauss was a German mathematician and scientist who
dominated the mathematical community during and after his lifetime. His
outstanding work includes the discovery of the method of least squares, the
discovery of non-Euclidean geometry, and important contributions to the theory
of numbers. Born in Brunswick, Germany, on...

...Greetings, my fellows! I am Gauss, Johann CarlFriedrichGauss. I am a German mathematician and I contributed significantly to maths and physics. I was born on the 30th April 1777 in Braunschweig, Germany. Unfortunately, my mother was not well educated and could not read or write and could not record my date of birth. The only she remembered was that I was born on a Wednesday, eight days before the Feast of Ascension, which occurs 40...

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Activity 8.6 – Discussion: CarlFriedrichGaussCarlFriedrichGauss, “Prince of Mathematics”
For hundreds of years mathematics has played a significant role in the development of society, from organizing calendars to the latest method of encryption for the United States government computers. Civilization as we know it would be altered immensely if mathematics did not play such a...

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CarlFriedrichGauss
(1777 - 1855)
BIOGRAPHY
Karl FriedrichGauss was born in Brunswick, Germany in 1777. Gauss studied mathematics at the University of Gottingen from 1795 to 1798. He became the Director of the Gottingen Observatory from 1807 until his death. His father was a manual labourer but noticed his son's talents quite...

...CarlGauss was a man who is known for making a great deal breakthroughs in the wide variety of his work in both mathematics and physics. He is responsible for immeasurable contributions to the fields of number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy, and optics, as well as many more. The concepts that he himself created have had an immense influence in many areas of the mathematic and scientific world.
Carl...

...George Friedrich Bernhard Riemann was born the second of six children in Breselenz, a village near Dannenberg in the Kingdom of Hanover in what is today Germany, on September 17 1826. From a very young age, Riemann exhibited his exceptional skills, which included fantastic calculation abilities, however was shy and suffered numerous nervous break downs. Riemann went on to became a world redound mathematician. He became famous for his hypothesis, called the Riemann Hypothesis....

...Karl Gauss: Biography
Karl Gauss lived from 1777 to 1855. He was a German mathematician,
physician, and astronomer. He was born in Braunschweig, Germany, on April 30th,
1777. His family was poor and uneducated. His father was a gardener and a
merchant's assistant.
At a young age, Gauss taught himself how to read and count, and it is
said that he spotted a mistake in his father's calculations when he was only
three. Throughout the rest of his...

...Johann CarlFriedrichGauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Germany, to poor working class parents. His mother did not recorded the hate of his birth, she didn’t even remember the day he was born all she remembered was that it was eight days before the feast of the ascension, which happens 40 days after Easter Gauss ended up figuring out when he was born on his own. Gauss made his first ground breaking mathematical...

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