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'''Carl Friedrich Gauss''' was a German [[mathematician]] and [[scientist]] who lived from April 30, 1777 to February 23, 1855.
 
'''Carl Friedrich Gauss''' was a German [[mathematician]] and [[scientist]] who lived from April 30, 1777 to February 23, 1855.
  
Among his many accomplishments were quickly calculating the sum of the integers 1-100 in the first grade and proving that a 17-gon was constructable.  He even asked for a 17-gon to be put on his tombstone.
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Among his many accomplishments were quickly calculating the sum of the integers 1-100 in the first grade and proving that a 17-gon -or any n-gon where n is a fermat prime- was constructable.  He even asked for a 17-gon to be put on his tombstone.
  
 
Gauss has several mathematical and physics terms named after him including the Gaussian integers, Gaussian distributions, and Gauss's Law.
 
Gauss has several mathematical and physics terms named after him including the Gaussian integers, Gaussian distributions, and Gauss's Law.

Revision as of 04:00, 28 January 2008

Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and scientist who lived from April 30, 1777 to February 23, 1855.

Among his many accomplishments were quickly calculating the sum of the integers 1-100 in the first grade and proving that a 17-gon -or any n-gon where n is a fermat prime- was constructable. He even asked for a 17-gon to be put on his tombstone.

Gauss has several mathematical and physics terms named after him including the Gaussian integers, Gaussian distributions, and Gauss's Law.

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