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Sir Isaac Newton and Carl Gauss • Sir Isaac Newton: The Short Giant • Carl Gauss: The Prince of Mathematics Newton: Mathematician, physicist and astronomer. Gauss: Mathematician, physicist and astronomer. • Sir Isaac Newton was born in 1642, he was an Englishman. • Carl Friedrich Gauss was born in 1777, he was German. Interesting Facts and Events • Newton: • He made a wooden model of a windmill, which really pumped water. He also made a clock that ran and kept time using water power. • Gauss: • He found that a regular polygon with 17 sides could be joined using just a compass and a straightedge. For over 2,000 years mathematicians believed this was impossible. Important discoveries in Math • Newton: He was the first to scientifically establish the theory of universal gravitation. • Gauss: Many of his ideas were not discovered until after his death, when his secret diary was examined. Presented by: Cody Johnston Cody is the presenter of Sir Isaac Newton, he is in Mrs. Montgomery’s first period math class. He is also the presenter of Carl Gauss