Carl Gauss' Contributions to Mathematics Term Paper by Nicky

A brief overview of Carl Gauss' life and his contributions to the field of mathematics.
# 145806 | 862 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 28, 2010 in Physics (General) , Astronomy (General) , Mathematics (General)

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The paper outlines the early years of Carl Gauss and describes his theories and discoveries in the field of mathematics, as well as in astronomy and physics. The paper notes that he helped to invent the first electric telegraph and successfully invented the first heliotrope. The paper asserts that he is remembered as a premier contributor to mathematics and other areas of scientific study.

From the Paper:

"His family was working-class, and his father expected him to learn a trade, rather than attend formal schooling. He had a photographic memory, and understood the complexities of mathematical equations easily, and he attracted the attention of his teachers and a benefactor, Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick. The Duke helped fund his continuing education because he was so impressed with the young student. Gauss attended Caroline College with the help of the Duke, and began his mathematics notoriety during this time."

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