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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 was constructable.  He even asked for a 17-gon to be put on his tombstone.
 
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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Gauss has several mathematical and physics terms named after him including the Gaussian integers, Gaussian distributions, and Gauss's Law.
  
 
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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.

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

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