Karl Friedrich Gauss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Karl Friedrich Gauss German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
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Usage

In literature:

To the American reader the name of Karl Friedrich Gauss may have an unfamiliar sound.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
The process of solution due to Karl Friedrich Gauss (1801) depends essentially on the arrangement of the roots in a certain order, viz.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
Named after Karl Friedrich Gauss, the German mathematician.
"Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One" by Nehemiah Hawkins
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In science:

In the Kyoto lecture Einstein is reported to have said, "This problem was unsolved until 1912, when I hit upon the idea that the surface theory of Karl Friedrich Gauss might be the key to this mystery. I found that Gauss' surface coordinates were very meaningful for understanding this problem.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
For reasons I do not entirely understand, they were long ignored by mathematicians. A tentative effort by Alexandre-Th[e]ophile Vandermonde at the end of the eighteenth century was short-lived, and a preliminary study by the young Karl Friedrich Gauss was no more successful.
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
Knot theory had its most recent beginnings in the nineteenth century due to the curiosity of Karl Friedrich Gauss, James Clerk Maxwell and Peter Guthrie Tait, and the energy of Lord Kelvin (Sir William Thomson).
Review of "Knots" by Alexei Sossinsky, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00944-4
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