Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Classic biography of Gauss, updated with new introduction, bibliography and new material.

Author: G. Waldo Dunnington

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 088385547X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 537

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This biography of Gauss, by far the most comprehensive in English, is the work of a professor of German, G. Waldo Dunnington, who devoted most of his scholarly career to studying the life of Germany's greatest mathematician. The author was inspired to pursue this project at the age of twelve when he learned from his teacher in Missouri that no full biography of Gauss existed at the time. His teacher was Gauss's great granddaughter, Minna Waldeck Gauss. Long out of print and almost impossible to find on the used book market, this valuable piece of scholarship is being reissued in an augmented form with introductory remarks, an expanded and updated bibliography, and a commentary on Gauss's mathematical diary, by the eminent British mathematical historian, Jeremy Gray.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gauss Titan of Science

Gauss  Titan of Science

Waldo Dunnington, Jeremy Gray. AMS / MAA SPECTRUM VOL 41 TITAN OF
SCIENCE Carl Friedrich Gauss Titan of Science. G. Waldo Dunnington Additional
Material by Jeremy Gray Carl Friedrich Gauss The full - length portrait by R.
Cover.

Author: Waldo Dunnington

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9781470457426

Category: Mathematics

Page: 537

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Categories: Mathematics

Studien zur Wissenschafts und zur Religionsgeschichte

Studien zur Wissenschafts  und zur Religionsgeschichte

Biermann, K.-R.: 1986, 'Verjüngungskur für einen Mathematiker', spectrum 17, 8,
S. 28. Biermann, K.-R. (Hrsg.): ... Briefwechsel Gauß-Bolyai: Briefwechsel
zwischen Carl Friedrich Gauss und Wolfgang Bolyai. Mit Unterstützung der ...
Dunnington, G. W.: 1955, Carl Friedrich Gauss: Titan of Science. A Study of his
Life and ...

Author: Werner Lehfeldt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110251753

Category: History

Page: 376

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The first contribution by Hans Schneider is devoted to Luther's journey to Rome, which he undertook while he was still an Augustine monk. In the second article, Ludwig Uhlig studies the largely unexplored anthropological work of Georg Forster. The contribution by Karin Reich focuses on a long-lost essay by Euler, which was rediscovered in 2009. It has been reproduced here in facsimile and subsequently transcribed and analyzed. Werner Lehfeldt's contribution traces the history of Gauss's interest in the Russian language, based on hitherto unresearched documents.
Categories: History

The Edge of the Universe

The Edge of the Universe

SPECTRUM SERIES Published by THE MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF
AMERICA Council on Publications Roger ... Insight , by Martin Gardner All the
Math That ' s Fit to Print , by Keith Devlin Carl Friedrich Gauss : Titan of Science ,
by G ...

Author: Deanna Haunsperger

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883855550

Category: Mathematics

Page: 303

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Presents a collection of articles from "Math Horizons," including fiction, humor, history, social commentary, biographies, and theatrical and cinematic criticism.
Categories: Mathematics

Phi Pi e and i

Phi  Pi  e and i

Council on Publications and Communications Jennifer J. Quinn, Chair Spectrum
Editorial Board James J. Tattersall, Editor Andrew Beveridge ... Calculus and Its
Origins, by David Perkins Calculus Gems: Brief Lives and Memorable
Mathematics, by George F. Simmons Carl Friedrich Gauss: Titan of Science, by G
. Waldo Dunnington, with additional material by Jeremy Gray and Fritz-Egbert
Dohse The ...

Author: David Perkins

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9781470447991

Category:

Page: 176

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Certain constants occupy precise balancing points in the cosmos of number, like habitable planets sprinkled throughout our galaxy at just the right distances from their suns. This book introduces and connects four of these constants (φ,Π,e, and i), each of which has recently been the individual subject of historical and mathematical expositions. But here we discuss their properties, as a group, at a level appropriate for an audience armed only with the tools of elementary calculus. This material offers an excellent excuse to display the power of calculus to reveal elegant truths that are not often seen in college classes. These truths are described here via the work of such luminaries as Nilakantha, Liu Hui, Hemachandra, Khayyam, Newton, Wallis, and Euler.
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Is Mathematics Inevitable

Is Mathematics Inevitable

SPECTRUM SERIES The Spectrum Series of the Mathematical Association of
America was so named to reflect its ... by George F . Simmons Carl Friedrich
Gauss : Titan of Science , by G . Waldo Dunnington , with additional material by
Jeremy ...

Author: Underwood Dudley

Publisher: MAA Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131792850

Category: Mathematics

Page: 325

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This is a collection of gems from the literature of mathematics that shine as brightly today as when they first appeared in print - they deserve to be seen and admired. The selections include two opposing views on the purpose of mathematics, the strong law of small numbers, the treatment of calculus in the 1771 Encyclopaedia Britannica, several proofs that the number of legs on a horse is infinite, a deserved refutation of the ridiculous Euler-Diderot anecdote, the real story of π and the Indiana legislature, the reason why Theodorus stopped proving that square roots were irrational when he got to the square root of 17, an excerpt from Mathematics Made Difficult, a glimpse into the mind of a calculating prodigy, and much more. There will be something here for anyone interested in mathematics.
Categories: Mathematics

Pure and Applied Science Books 1876 1982

Pure and Applied Science Books  1876 1982

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0835214370

Category: Science

Page: 7784

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Over 220,000 entries representing some 56,000 Library of Congress subject headings. Covers all disciplines of science and technology, e.g., engineering, agriculture, and domestic arts. Also contains at least 5000 titles published before 1876. Has many applications in libraries, information centers, and other organizations concerned with scientific and technological literature. Subject index contains main listing of entries. Each entry gives cataloging as prepared by the Library of Congress. Author/title indexes.
Categories: Science

Mathematical Reviews

Mathematical Reviews

MAA Spectrum . Mathematical ... ISBN 0 - 88385 - 547 - X This biography of
Gauss is the most comprehensive , not only in English , but in any language . It
was first published in 1955 ( Carl Friedrich Gauss : titan of science . A study of his
life ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059777519

Category: Mathematics

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Scientific and Technical Books in Print

Scientific and Technical Books in Print

Wiley. Dunford, Nelson & Schwartz, Jacob T. Linear Operators, Pt. 3, Spectral
Operators. ... Pacific Bks. Dunlap, Orrin E. Radio's One Hundred Men of Science.
facs. ed. (Essay Index ... Carl Friedrich Gauss: Titan of Science. (Illus.). 1955.
5.00.

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ISBN: UOM:39015035608390

Category: Engineering

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Categories: Engineering

The United States Catalog

The United States Catalog

Author: Mary Burnham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058375745

Category: American literature

Page: 3164

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Categories: American literature

International Scholars Directory

International Scholars Directory

Elements of Diatomic Molecular Spectra ( 68 ) ; R : J Chem Ed ( 10 / 68 ) . J31 .
B10 . DUKER , SAM . 10 / 6 / 05 . ... Carl Friedrich Gauss : Titan of Science ( 55 ) ;
R : Z Vermessungswesen ( 10 / 56 ) . M1 . J53 . B1 , 9 . DUNHAM , ROBERT E ...

Author: John Warwick Montgomery

Publisher: Chicago : Marquis Who's Who

ISBN: UOM:39015082806418

Category: Scholars

Page: 288

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Categories: Scholars

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013145498

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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Categories: Antiquarian booksellers

Nature

Nature

... 262 ; the Discrimination of Hydrates in Solution , 262 ; on the Nature of
Ionisation , 459 ; Sequence of Scientific Studies , 506 ... Nijland , 259 ; the
Spectra of Sun - spots and Mira Ceti , Father Cortie , 647 ; the Harvard College
Observatory , Prof . ... 187 ; Transits of Saturn ' s Satellite Titan and Shadow ,
Hermann Struve , 258 ; Oxford University Observatory , 162 ; the ... Barnard , 185
; Carl Friedrich Gauss Werke , 194 ; a Large Sun - spot , 207 ; the Variability of
Asteroids , Joel Metcalf ...

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001485668

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals