Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss

1777 - 1855

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Carl Friedrich Gauss worked in a wide variety of fields in both mathematics and physics incuding number theory, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, magnetism, astronomy and optics. His work has had an immense influence in many areas.
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List of References (67 books/articles)

Some Quotations (27)

A Poster of Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. A comment from Thomas Hirst's diary
  2. Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae
  3. Richard Dedekind on Carl Friedrich Gauss

Honours awarded to Carl Friedrich Gauss
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Fellow of the Royal Society1804
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1820
Royal Society Copley Medal1838
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Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. Kevin Brown (Constructing the 17-gon)
  4. Kevin Brown (Geodesy)
  5. Sonoma
  6. H Kohler
  7. S D Chambless (An obituary of Gauss's son) and an account of his life in the USA
  8. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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