At yovisto academic video search, you may enjoy a video lecture by Prof. Gauss requested that a sided polygon be carved into his tombstone, but the engraver refused; carving such a shape would have been too difficult. I imagine the world conqueror must feel thus, who, after one kingdom is scarcely conquered, stretches out his arms for others.

When some of this theory was published by the Norwegian Niels Abel and the German Carl Jacobi aboutGauss commented to a friend that Abel had come one-third of the way. Other mathematicians had tried to prove this before him, e.

He published works on number theory, the mathematical theory of map construction, and many other subjects. For Gauss, not he who mumbles his creed, but he who lives it, is accepted.

However, he was a harsh parent who discouraged his young son from attending school, with expectations that he would follow one of the family trades.

This remarkably general law allows mathematicians to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic. When Ceres was rediscovered by Zach on 7 December it was almost exactly where Gauss had predicted. Before she died, Sophie Germain was recommended by Gauss to receive her honorary degree.

Gauss wanted Eugene to become a lawyer, but Eugene wanted to study languages. Two of his most important students, Bernhard Riemann who received his doctorate from Gauss in and impressed Gauss in with his habilitation lecture on the basics of Riemann geometry and Richard Dedekind, were only at the end of his career.

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Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss