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Gauss: Titan of Science

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This biography of Gauss, by far the most comprehensive in English, is the work
of a professor of German, G. Waldo Dunnington, who devoted most of his scholarly
career to studying the life of Germany's greatest mathematician. The author was
inspired to pursue this project at the age of twelve when he learned from his
teacher in Missouri that no full biography of Gauss existed at the time. His
teacher was Gauss's great granddaughter, Minna Waldeck Gauss. Long out of print
and almost impossible to find on the used book market, this valuable piece of
scholarship is being reissued in an augmented form with introductory remarks, an
expanded and updated bibliography, and a commentary on Gauss's mathematical
diary, by the eminent British mathematical historian, Jeremy Gray.

Table Of Contents

Foreword IX
Introduction to Dunnington's Gauss: Titan ofScience
by Jeremy Gray XIX
Guy Waldo Dunnington by Fritz-Egbert Dohse XXVll
I Introduction: Family Background 3
II The Enchanted Boyhood 11
III Student Days 23
IV The Young Man 32
V Astronomy and Matrimony 49
VI Further Activity 67
VII Back to Gdttingen 85
VIII Labor and Sorrow 90
IX The Young Professor: A Decade ofDiscovery, 1812-1822 100
X Geodesy and Bereavement: The Transitional Decade, 1822-1832 113
XI Alliance With Weber: Strenuous Years 139
XII The Electromagnetic Telegraph 147
XIII Magnetism: Physics Dominant 153
XIV Surface Theory, Crystallography, and Optics 163
XV Germination: Non-Euclidean Geometry 174
XVI Trials and Triumphs: Experiencing Conflict 191
XVII Milestones on the Highways and Byways 208
XVIII Senex Mirabilis 225
XIX Monarch ofMathematics in Europe 250
XX The DOYEN ofGerman Science, 1832-1855 265
XXI Gathering Up the Threads: A Broad Horizon 280
XXII RELIGIO SCIENTIAE: A Profession ofBeliefFrom the
Philosopher and Lover of Truth 298
XXIII Sunset and Eventide: Renunciation 318
XXIV Epilogue
1. Apotheosis: Orations of Ewald and Sartorius 331
2. Valhalla: Posthumous Recognition and Honors 335
A Estimates ofHis Services
B Honors, Diplomas, and Appointments of Gauss
C The Will of Gauss
D Children ofGauss
E Genealogy
F Chronology ofthe Life ofCarl F Gauss
G Books Borrowed by Gauss From the University of Gottingen Library During His
Student Years
H Courses Taught by Gauss
I Doctrines, Opinions, Theories, and Views
1. Publications of Gauss Collected Works
2. About Gauss Manuscripts and Related Material
An Introduction to Gauss s Mathematical Diary by Jeremy Gray
Gauss s Mathematical Diary
Commentary on Gauss sMathematical Diary by Jeremy Gray
Annotated Bibliography

Product Details

* ISBN: 088385547X
* ISBN-13: 9780883855478
* Format: Hardcover, 602pp
* Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
* Pub. Date: October 2002

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