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Gauß, Carl Friedrich (1777 - 1855)

Carl Friedrich Gauß was a German mathematician, astronomer, geodist and physicists.

Carl Friedrich Gauß was a German mathematician, astronmer, geodesist and physicists. Even his contemporaries were already aware of his outstanding skills. He developed the foundations of modern equalization calculus and mathematican statistics (method of least squares), which enabled the discovery of the asteroid Ceres in 1800. He is meant to be the founder of the non-euclidian geometry, several mathematician functions, integral theorems, the Gaussian bell-curve and first solution of elliptical integrals. 1807 he became professor at university and director of an observatory. In addition to the theory of numbers and power, he also discovered the terrestial magnetic field.
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Gauß, Carl Friedrich
Curriculum vitae  
* 30.04.1777 Braunschweig born
1792 - 1795 Braunschweig Study
1795 Göttingen Studied mathematics, classical philology, experimental physics, astronomy
1799 Helmstedt Doctorate
1807 Göttingen Professor and director of the local observatory
† 23.02.1855 Göttingen died
Industrial Revolution, ca. 1780-1850
thumbnail of13173009 Über die Anziehung homogener Ellipsoide ; Abhandlungen
Author: Wangerin, Albert (Ed.); Laplace, Pierre Simon/de; Gauß, Carl Friedrich; Ivory, James; Chasles, Michel; Lejeune Dirichlet, Peter Gustav
Published: 1890
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