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“It’s not knowledge but the act of learning.” Carl F Gauss By Jacob Maschmann, Jacob Johnson, Britney Scheetz Biography of Carl F Gauss Born in Brunswick, Germany Died February 23 1855 Was born into a poor family He had two wife’s and six kids The duke of Brunswick financially supported him in his education Gauss studied at 3 different colleges and universities Biography (Continued) Published over 150 works Loved doing math Earned doctorate from University of Helmstedt in 1799 Took up many different careers throughout his life Math contributions Advanced modular arithmetic(system of integer arithmetic)system with different number bases. Discovered every integer can be representable by three triangular numbers More math contributions Developed least squares fitting method. A procedure for finding the best fitting curves to a given set of points Even More Math contributions Conjectured the prime number theorem, that gives a good understanding of how the prime numbers aare distributed among the integers Gauss proved the fundamental theorem of algebra which states that every non-constant single variable polynomial with one complex co-efficients has at least one complex root Famous Quotes of Carl F Gauss “ God does arithmetic” It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment Mathematicians stand on each others shoulders Facts * In 1807 he was was appointed director of the Gottingen observatory * Number theory was Gauss’s first and greatest love * Did not decide to become mathematician until age 17, when he solved a problem that hadnt been solved for 2,000 years More Facts o First to prove the fundamental theorem of algebra that every polynomial with real or complex coefficient has at least one root gave four different proofs during his life o He was pictured on the german tenmark bill o He had to calculate his own birthdate Even More Facts Discovered Ceres the largest asteroid orbiting the sun His second wife was his first wife’s best friend He had only 1 frend at his university Insisted on complete proof of his work before publishing it Where you see his math now In text books Classrooms In all the books that he published (over 150 works) Mr.Fricke’s room He had 5 jobs throughout his life He was called by 5 names Thought of as the prince of math Research sites www.nndb.com www.wfu.edu/~kuz/stamps/Gauss/Gauss.htm www.brainyquotes.com www.scienceworld.com www.surveyhistory.org The End THANKS FOR WATCHING