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## Carl Friedrich Gauss

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- Carl Friedrich Gauss | Biography, Discoveries, & Facts | revolexituju.tk?
- Tagebuch auf der Reise nach Deutschland (German Edition).
- Handling Divorce Positively.

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## Gauss Prize

But when Gauss started school at age seven, he was quickly recognized as a child prodigy who could solve complex math problems in his head. While still a teenager, Gauss became the first person to prove the Law of Quadratic Reciprocity , a math theory to determine whether quadratic equations can be solved.

While there, he made one of his most significant discoveries. Using only a ruler and compass, he constructed a sided polygon or heptadecagon, and in doing so solved a mathematical puzzle begun by Greek mathematicians. But, encouraged by the duke, he later sent his doctoral thesis, a proof of algebra, to the University of Helmstedt.

- Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.
- The 17-sided polygon.
- Isaac Newton (1642-1727).
- The 10 best mathematicians | Culture | The Guardian.
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