# Carl Friedrich Gauss

### By Alice Benston and Cecilia Chavez

## All About Carl

Facts from: http://www.biography.com/people/carl-friedrich-gauss-9307799

## Young CarlAt the age of seven, Carl Friedrich Gauss started elementary school, and his potential was noticed almost immediately. His teacher, Büttner, and his assistant, Martin Bartels, were amazed when Gauss summed the integers from 1 to 100 instantly by spotting that the sum was 50 pairs of numbers each pair summing to 101. | ## Middle Aged CarlGauss proved the fundamental theorem of algebra which states that every non-constant single-variable polynomial with complex coefficients has at least one complex root. He also made important additions to number theory with his book, Disquisitiones Arithmeticae. | ## Old CarlThey constructed the first electromechanical telegraph in 1833, which they connected the observatory with the institute for physics in Göttingen. Gauss ordered a magnetic observatory to be built in the garden of the observatory, and with Weber founded the "Magnetischer Verein" |

## Young Carl

At the age of seven, Carl Friedrich Gauss started elementary school, and his potential was noticed almost immediately. His teacher, Büttner, and his assistant, Martin Bartels, were amazed when Gauss summed the integers from 1 to 100 instantly by spotting that the sum was 50 pairs of numbers each pair summing to 101.

## Middle Aged Carl

Gauss proved the fundamental theorem of algebra which states that every non-constant single-variable polynomial with complex coefficients has at least one complex root. He also made important additions to number theory with his book, Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.

## Family

## Johanna Ostoff

## Friederike Wilhelmine Waldeck

## Disquistiones Arithmeticae

In 1801 **Carl Friedrich Gauss** published his classic work *Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.* He was 24 years old. A second edition of Gauss' masterpiece appeared in 1870, fifteen years after his death. This second edition was produced for the Göttingen Academy of Sciences