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Carl Friedrich Gauss, Curvature, and the Cover Art of the 50th IMO

  • Hans-Dietrich Gronau
  • Hanns-Heinrich Langmann
  • Dierk Schleicher
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Abstract

The design of the poster of the 50th IMO is an artist’s version of a map produced by the German mathematician, physicist, and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauss in 1821. Gauss’ interests relate intrinsic properties of geometry with very practical aspects of numerical calculations and properties of land surveying.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Dietrich Gronau
    • 1
  • Hanns-Heinrich Langmann
    • 2
  • Dierk Schleicher
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für MathematikUniversität RostockRostockGermany
  2. 2.Bundeswettbewerb MathematikBildung & Begabung gemeinnützige GmbHBonnGermany
  3. 3.Research IJacobs UniversityBremenGermany

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