Carl Friedrich Gauss


Gauss, Carl Friedrich (1777-1855). The German scientist and
mathematician Gauss is frequently he was called the founder of modern
mathematics. His work is astronomy and physics is nearly as significant as that
in mathematics.
Gauss was born on April 30, 1777 in Brunswick (now it is Western
Germany). Many biographists think that he got his good health from his father.
Gauss said about himself that, he could count before he can talk.
When Gauss was 7 years old he went to school. In the third grade
students came when they were 10-15 years old, so teacher should work with
students of different ages. Because of it he gave to half of students long
problems to count, so he in that time ...

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become a mathematician or a
philologist. The reason for this indecision was probably that humanists at that
time had a better economic future than scientists.
Gauss first became completely certain of his choice of studies when he
discovered the construction of the regular 17-sided polygon with ruler and
compass; that is to say, after his first year at the university.
There are several reasons to support the assertion that Gauss hesitated
in his choice of a career. But his matriculation as a student of mathematics
does not point toward philology, and probably Gauss had already made his
decision when he arrived at Gottingen. He wrote in 1808 that it was noteworthy
how number theory arouses a special passion among everyone who has seriously
studied it at some time, and, as we have seen, he had found new results in this
and other areas of mathematics while he was still at Collegium Carolinum.
Gauss made great discoveries in many fields of math. He gave the proof
of the ...

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