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...

...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 days after Easter. I was christened and accepted in a church located near the school he went to as a child.
Not to brag, but I was a total genius! When I was 21, I made my first discovery which was to make me famous. I had completed Disquisitiones Arithmeticae. But it was not published until 1801. My book was so great that it shaped the field of number studies all the way to the this day. Don't ask me how I know this because I can tell you I discovered this when I was in heaven.
I was so talented that the Duke of Braunschweig sent me to one of the most prestigious schools at the time, Collegium Carolinum. I studied there from 1792 to 1795 and then transferred to the University of Göttingen and studied there from 1795 to 1798. While I was still in university, I rediscovered several important theorems. But my breakthrough occurred in 1796 when he was able to prove that any regular polygon with a number of sides which is a Fermat prime can be constructed by using just a compass and...

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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 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 CarlFriedrichGauss. 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 CarlFriedrichGauss was born in Brunswick, Germany on April 30, 1777, to impoverished, working class parents. His father, Gebhard Dietrich Gauss,...

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Mrs. 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 April 30, 1777, Johann FriedrichCarlGauss showed early and unmistakable signs of being an extraordinary youth. At the age of three he amazed his father by correcting an arithmetical error. As a child prodigy, he was self taught in the fields of reading and mathematics. Recognizing his talent, his youthful studies were rush by the Duke of Brunswick in 1792 when he was provided with an earnings to allow him to pursue his education. In 1795, he continued his mathematical studies at the University of Göttingen.
Gauss's supposed method, which reason the list of numbers was from 1 to 100, was to realize that pair wise addition of terms from opposite ends of the list submit equal transitional sums: 1 + 100 = 101, 2 + 99 = 101, 3 + 98 = 101, and so on, for a total sum of 50 × 101 = 5050. Gauss built the theory of complex numbers into its modern form, including the notion of "monogenic" functions which are now...

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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 early. It has been said that Karl displayed incredible talent in math at a very young age. There are stories that tell of him managing his father's business accounts before the age of 5 and apparently even catching a payroll error. When a teacher asked him to add up the numbers between 1 and 100, (to keep him busy) Gauss quickly found a short cut for the answer 5050. A well-known today....thanks to Gauss. He called mathematics "The Queen of the Sciences" and arithmetic "The Queen of Mathematics”.
CONTRIBUTIONS
At 24 years of age, he wrote a book called Disquisitines Arithmeticae, which is regarded today as one of the most influential books written in math.
He also wrote the first modern book on number theory, and proved the law of quadratic reciprocity.
In 1801, Gauss discovered and developed the method of least squares fitting, 10 years before Legendre, unfortunately, he didn't publish it.
Gauss proved that every number is the sum of at most three...

...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.
CarlGauss was born Johann CarlFriedrichGauss, on the thirtieth of April, 1777, in Brunswick, Duchy of Brunswick (now Germany). Gauss was born into an impoverished family, raised as the only son of a bricklayer. Despite the hard living conditions, Gauss's brilliance shone through at a young age. At the age of only two years, the young Carl gradually learned from his parents how to pronounce the letters of the alphabet. Carl then set to teaching himself how to read by sounding out the combinations of the letters. Around the time that Carl was teaching himself to read aloud, he also taught himself the meanings of number symbols and learned to do arithmetical calculations.
When CarlGauss reached the age of seven, he began elementary school. His potential for brilliance was recognized immediately. Gauss's teacher Herr Buttner, had assigned the class a...

...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. Still to this day, it remains one of the most famous unsolved problems of all time.
In high school, Riemann studied the Bible intensively, but math was still a heavier influence on his mind. As funny as it sounds, he actually tried to prove mathematically the correctness of the book of Genesis. These mathematic solutions caused his teachers to be amazed by his genius and by his ability to solve extremely complicated mathematical problems. He often topped the teacher's intelligence. In 1847, his father managed to send Riemann to University, allowing him to stop studying theology and start studying mathematics.
He was sent to the University of Gottingen, where he first met fellow mathematician CarlFriedrichGauss, and attended his lectures on the method of least squares. In 1853, Gauss asked his student to prepare a thesis on the foundations of geometry. Over many months, Riemann developed his theory of higher...

...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 early schooling, he stood out remarkably from
the rest of the students, and his teachers persuaded his father to train him for
a profession rather than learn trade.
His skills were noticed while he was in high school, and at age 14 he
was sent to the Duke of Brunswick to demonstrate. The Duke was so impressed by
this boy, that he offered him a grant that lasted from then until the Duke's
death in 1806.
Karl began to study at the Collegium Carolinum in 1792. He went on to
the University of Gottingen, and by 1799 was awarded his doctorate from the
University. However, by that time most of his significant mathematical
discoveries had been made, and he took up his interest in astronomy in 1801.
By about 1807, Gauss began to gain recognition from countries all over
the world. He was invited to work in Leningrad, was made a member of the Royal
Society in London, and was invited membership to the Russian and French
Academies of Sciences. However, he remained in 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 discoveries while still a teenager. He completed Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, his magnum opus, in 1798 at the age of 21, though it was not published until 1801. This work was fundamental in consolidating number theory as a discipline and has shaped the field to the present day. Gauss's intellectual abilities attracted the attention of the Duke of Braunschweig, who sent him to the Collegium Carolinum, which he attended from 1792 to 1795, and to the University of Göttingen from 1795 to 1798. While in university, Gauss independently rediscovered several important theorems; his breakthrough occurred in 1796 when he was able to show that any regular polygon with a number of sides which is a Fermat prime and, consequently, those polygons with any number of sides which is the product of distinct Fermat primes and a power of 2 can be constructed by compass and straightedge. The discovery of Ceres led Gauss to his work on a theory of the motion of planetoids disturbed by large...