Gauss: A Biographical Study (Hardback)W.K. Buhler (author)
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1080 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
Edition: 1981 ed.
"This biography is addressed to the contemporary professional mathematician who is assumed to be a specialist with limited historical interests and knowledge. Although the fifteen chapters, supplemented by several shorter interchapters, are basically chronological, particular aspects of Gauss's work are stressed in particular chapters (e.g., potential theory in Chapter 11) so that for most of the book the reader will be outside his narrow specialty. Inevitably the life of the "Prince of Mathematicians" raises many important historical questions, such as the relationship between pure and applied mathematics and of both to the political and economic background, communication and cooperation, conservatism and innovation, and personal and social life..." -- MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS
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