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The prince of mathematics : Carl Friedrich Gauss

Autore: M B W Tent
Editore: Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, ©2006.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"... Following the life of Carl Friedrich Gauss, the 18th century mathematician, from his prodigious childhood to his extraordinary achievements that earned him the title Prince of Mathematics . Along the way, the author introduces her young readers to a different culture, the era of small states in Germany where advancement on merits, such as Gauss , was supported by enlightened rulers, competing for intellectual  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biographie
Biography
Biographies
Persona incaricata: Carl Friedrich Gauss; Gauss, Carl Friedrich <1777-1855>; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauß; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauß
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento Libro, Risorsa Internet
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: M B W Tent
{0} 1568812612 9781568812618 9781568814551 1568814550
Numero OCLC: 61247471
Note: Includes index.
Descrizione: xviii, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contenuti: Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
1. Child prodigy (1777-1788) --
Counting --
Sums --
The Duke of Braunschweig --
The schoolroom --
Arithmetic --
Early mathematics --
2. The Duke's protégé (1788-1798) --
Royal patronage --
Gymnasium : high school --
Independent study of mathematics --
The regular 17-gon --
Mathematical journal --
Number theory --
3. Gifted astronomer, father of a young family (1798-1814) --
Carl Friedrich Gauss, PhD --
The planetoid Ceres --
A wife and a child --
The Duke and St. Petersburg --
Professor of astronomy --
Tragedy --
Marriage to Minna Waldeck --
The trip to Munich --
The new observatory --
Gauss' mother --
4. Surveyor of Hannover, father of a growing family (1815-1832) --
Surveying --
Summers on the road --
Trouble with Eugen --
5. Magnetic professor, prince of mathematics (1833-1855) --
Non-Euclidean geometry--
Magnetism --
The Göttingen Seven --
Looking back --
Index.
Responsabilità: M.B.W. Tent.
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Narrating the life of Carl Friedrich Gauss, the 18th century mathematician, this book introduces young readers to a different culture. Based on research of original and secondary sources, it creates  Per saperne di più…

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