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Gauss : a biographical study

Author: W K Bühler
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1981.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bühler, W.K. (Walter Kaufmann), 1944-
Gauss.
Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1981
(OCoLC)622317063
Named Person: Carl Friedrich Gauss; Gauss, Karl Friedrich <1777-1855>; Karl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauß; Carl Friedrich Gauß; Carl Friedrich Gauss
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W K Bühler
ISBN: 3540106626 9783540106623 0387106626 9780387106625
OCLC Number: 7197827
Description: viii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Childhood and youth, 1777-1795 --
The contemporary political and social situations --
Student years in Göttingen, 1795-1798 --
The organization of Gauss's collected works --
The number-theoretical work --
The influence of Gauss's arithmetical work --
The reutrn to Brunswick. Dissertation. The Ceres orbit --
Marriage. Later Brunswick years --
The political scene in Germany, 1789-1848 --
Family life. The move to Göttingen --
Death of Johanna and second marriage. The first years as professor in Göttingen --
Section VII of Disqu, Arithm. --
Gauss's style --
The astronomical work. Elliptic functions --
Modular forms. The hypergeometric function --
Geodesy and geometry --
The call to Berlin and Gauss's social role. The end of the second marriage --
Physics --
Gauss's personal interests after his second wife's death --
The Göttingen seven --
The method of least squares --
Numerical work. Dioptrics --
The years 1838-1855 --
Gauss's death --
Epilogue --
Appendix A: The organization of Gauss's collected works --
Appendix B: A survey of the secondary literature --
Appendix C: An index of Gauss's works.
Responsibility: W.K. Bühler.
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