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Gauss

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 01:20 AM
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Gauss was born on 1777 and died on 1855, he was an extraordinary man with extraordinary talents. At the age of 3, he corrected his father on a math error while watching his father work. At the age of 7, he surprised his teacher by summing up the integers from 1 to 100 instantly by spotting that the sum was 50 pairs of numbers each pair summing up to one hundred and one.





In college, Gauss independently discovered the binomial theorem, as known as Bode’s law. He also discovered the law of quadratic reciprocity and the prime number theorem.





Later on in 1795, Gauss left Brunswick to study at Gottingen university, and he left in 1798 without a diploma. By this time he had made one of his most important discoveries- the construction of a regular 17-gon by ruler and compass. Eventually, Gauss published his first mathematic book, Disquisitiones Arithemeticae.





Gauss then went to Brunswick and received his degree in 1799. After getting his degree, Gauss worked with an astronomer named Zach and made several predictions on the positions of Ceres, a new small planet.





Gauss then married Johanna ostoff on October 9th , 1805. When his benefactor was killed, he had to take up the position of director of the gottingen observatory.





On the year on 1807, his father died and a year later his wife died giving birth to his second son which also died soon after her. Gauss was depressed.







Gauss later married his wife’s best friend, Minna, and had 3 children.



Despite all his personally tragedies, Gauss continued to do research on math and was remembered as the “prince of math”.

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  1. awsome!!!!! and so informative
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    • Jun 15, 2006 - Evaluator: (dwu9125)
    • so sweet...so informative