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Activity 8.6 – Discussion: Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss, “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 considerable role in the development of architecture and technology. Over hundreds of years, several mathematicians have paved the way for new ways of thinking and new inventions. One important mathematician is Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss. He was also known at the time as Princeps Mathematicorum, which translates to mean Prince of Mathematicians. Gauss has contributed to several concepts in mathematics and science such as: number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics and several others. His many contributions, have allowed scholars to explore these fields to a greater extent. In Algebra, Gauss worked with congruencies, and proved the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was born in Brunswick, Germany on April 30, 1777, to impoverished, working class parents. His father, Gebhard Dietrich Gauss, worked as a gardener and bricklayer. His mother, Dorothea Gauss, was the daughter of a stonecutter. At the tender age of three Gauss’ mathematical ability allowed him to correct an error in his father’s weekly payroll calculations. As a teenager Gauss began working with advanced mathematic principles, and in 1795 at the age of 18, he became the first person to prove the Law of Quadratic Reciprocity, a theory of math that allows us to determine whether quadratic equations can be solved. That same year Gauss made one of his most important discover, while using a ruler and compass, he constructed a regular 17-sided polygon or heptadecagon. Upon further investigation behind this construction, Gauss...

...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 April 30, 1777, Johann Friedrich...

...Nyguen
Algebra 2
15 march 2011
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...

...CarlFriedrichGauss
Kevin Jean-Charles
August 10, 1996
Seq. Math Course 2
Period 1&2
This report is on CarlFriedrichGauss. Gauss was a German scientist and
mathematician. People call him the founder of modern mathematics. He also worked
in astronomy and physics. His work in astronomy and physics is nearly as
significant as that in...

...'Ask her to wait a moment - I am almost done.'
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...

...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...

...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....

...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...

...History of mathematics
A proof from Euclid's Elements, widely considered the most influential textbook of all time.[1]
The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical methods and notation of the past.
Before the modern age and the worldwide spread of knowledge, written examples of new mathematical...

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