Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

by Krista West



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Carl Friedrich Gauss by Krista West

Over the course of his lifetime, Carl Friedrich Gauss made multiple discoveries in the field of pure mathematics, and applied some of his discoveries to astronomy and mapping the earth. He solved problems that mathematicians had been pondering for thousands of years. He wrote mathematical formulas to determine the orbits of planets, the dates on a calendar, and to minimize errors in observations. And he was the first person to use electrical current to communicate: he invented the first telegraph.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599350639
Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Profiles in Mathematics Ser.
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Chapter 1 Child Genius 13

Chapter 2 Finding Independence 23

Chapter 3 A Surge of Ideas 33

Chapter 4 Exploring Astronomy 42

Chapter 5 Years of Turmoil 51

Chapter 6 Changing Direction 60

Chapter 7 Mapping the Earth 72

Chapter 8 Exploring Magnetism 81

Chapter 9 Old Passions 95

Timeline 100

Sources 103

Bibliography 107

Web sites 108

Glossary 109

Index 111

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