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Gauss

A Biographical Study

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ISBN: 978-3-642-49209-9 (Print) 978-3-642-49207-5 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-3

    Introduction

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    Pages 5-10

    Childhood and Youth, 1777–1795

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    Pages 11-14

    The Contemporary Political and Social Situation

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    Pages 15-17

    Student Years in Göttingen, 1795–1798

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    Pages 18-20

    The Organization of Gauss’s Collected Works

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    Pages 21-35

    The Number-Theoretical Work

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    Pages 36-38

    The Influence of Gauss’s Arithmetical Work

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    Pages 39-47

    The Return to Brunswick. Dissertation. The Ceres Orbit

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    Pages 48-53

    Marriage. Later Brunswick Years

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    Pages 54-59

    The Political Scene in Germany, 1789–1848

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    Pages 60-65

    Family Life. The Move to Göttingen

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    Pages 66-72

    Death of Johanna and Second Marriage. The First Years as Professor in Göttingen

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    Pages 73-78

    Section VII of Disqu. Arithm.

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    Pages 79-81

    Gauss’s Style

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    Pages 82-90

    The Astronomical Work. Elliptic Functions

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    Pages 91-94

    Modular Forms. The Hypergeometric Function

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    Pages 95-109

    Geodesy and Geometry

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    Pages 110-120

    The Call to Berlin and Gauss’s Social Role. The End of the Second Marriage

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    Pages 121-130

    Physics

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    Pages 131-134

    Gauss’s Personal Interests After His Second Wife’s Death

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