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The prince of mathematics : Carl Friedrich Gauss

Author: M B W Tent
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauß
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M B W Tent
ISBN: 1568812612 9781568812618
OCLC Number: 61247471
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: M.B.W. Tent.
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" exceptionally engaging treatment of Gauss' life and accomplishments spiced up here and there with just the right amount of mathematics; particularly suitable for young readers." -Philip J. Davis, Read more...

 
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