Karl Friedrich Gauss


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Noun1.Karl Friedrich Gauss - German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)Karl Friedrich Gauss - German mathematician who developed the theory of numbers and who applied mathematics to electricity and magnetism and astronomy and geodesy (1777-1855)
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After reviewing early observations by the Greeks and Chinese about the magnetic properties of lodestone, the book describes research performed by William Gilbert, Edmond Halley, Karl Friedrich Gauss, Hans Orsted, Ander Marie Ampere, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, and modern geophysicists.
Mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) used a summing method to simplify the summing of a sequence of digits, providing the equation: Sum of digits = n(n + l)/2, familiar to accountants and used in the sum of the years' digits depreciation method and for the Rule of 78s interest recognition method.
Karl Friedrich Gauss, widely regarded as one of the world's three greatest mathematicians, grew up in a family of German peasants.