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# A Biography of Carl Friedrich Gauss the German Scientist and Mathematician

Carl Friedrich Gauss Carl Gauss was born on April 30 1777 in Brunswick The German scientist and mathematician is called the founder of modern mathematics His work in physics and astronomy is as good as his work in mathematics Biographists say that he got his good health from his father Gauss said that he could count before he could talk When he was seven years old he went to school While Gauss was in school his school ranged from ages 10-15 What the teacher would do is give half of the students long problems so that he could teach the other half One day the teacher gave half of the studentsGauss was in this half to add all natural numbers from 1 to 100 Gauss was ten years old at the time and he was the first to finish his paper He was the only one who got the problem correct From that day on Gauss was popular in his school On Oct 15 1795 he was admitted to Georgia Augusta as a mathematics student At 1st he didnt know whether he should become a mathematician or a philologist The reason for his undecision is because at the time humanists had a better economic future than scientists He finally felt confident in his choice of studies when he found the construction of the regular 17-sided polygon with a compass and a ruler Gauss made many great discoveries in the field of math He gave the proof of the fundamental theorem of algebra every polynomial equation with complex coeffients has at least one complex root Besides pure mathematics Gauss made very important contributions in astronomy geodesy and other applied disciplines For example he predicted the location of some sky bodies On October 9 1805 Gauss married a lady named Johanna Osthoff On August 21 1806 his first son Joseph was born In 1808 a daughter followed and Gauss jokingly said

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