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Carl Friedrich Gauss : titan of science

Author: G Waldo Dunnington; Jeremy Gray; Fritz-Egbert Dohse
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This biography of Gauss, by far the most comprehensive in English, is the work of a professor of German, G. Waldo Dunnington, who devoted most of his scholarly career to studying the life of Germany's greatest mathematician. The author was inspired to pursue this project at the age of twelve when he learned from his teacher in Missouri that no full biography of Gauss existed at the time. His teacher was Gauss's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biographies (form)
Named Person: Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauß; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauss; Carl Friedrich Gauß
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Waldo Dunnington; Jeremy Gray; Fritz-Egbert Dohse
ISBN: 088385547X 9780883855478 0883855380 9780883855386
OCLC Number: 53933110
Notes: Originally published: New York : Hafner Pub., ©1995.
Description: xxix, 537 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction / by Jeremy Gray --
Introduction: family background --
The enchanted boyhood --
Student days --
The young man --
Astronomy and matrimony --
Further activity --
Back to Göttingen --
Labor and sorrow --
The young professor: a decade of discovery, 1812-1822 --
Geodesy and bereavement: the transitional decade, 1822-1832 --
Alliance with Weber: strenuous years --
The electromagnetic telegraph --
Magnetism: physics dominant --
Surface theory, crystallography, and optics --
Germination: non-Euclidean geometry --
Trials and triumphs: experiencing conflict --
Milestones on the highways and byways --
Senex mirabilis --
Monarch of mathematics in Europe --
The Doyen of German science, 1832-1855 --
Gathering up the threads: a broad horizon --
Religio scientiae: a profession of belief from the philosopher and lover of truth --
Sunset and eventide: renunciation --
Epilogue --
1. Aoptheosis: orations of Ewald and Sartorius --
2. Valhalla: posthumous recognition and honors --
Responsibility: by G. Waldo Dunnington, with additional material by Jeremy Gray and Fritz-Egbert Dohse.
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This biography of Gauss, Germany's greatest mathematician, is easily the most comprehensive in English. Long out of print and very rare in the used book market, this valuable piece of scholarship is  Read more...


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