Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss , a German mathematician who had a remarkable influence in many fields , including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, electrostatics, astronomy and optics is ranked as one of history's most influential mathematicians.

**CHILD PRODIGY:**

At the age of threehe amazed his father by correcting an arithmetical error.

In primary schoolhis teacher, J.G. Büttner, tried to occupy pupils by making them add a list of integers. The young Gauss reputedly produced the correct answer within seconds, to the astonishment of his teacher.

Gauss's presumed method, which supposes the list of numbers was from 1 to 100, was to realize that pairwise addition of terms from opposite ends of the list yielded identical intermediate sums:

1 + 100 = 101, 2 + 99 = 101, 3 + 98 = 101, and so on, for a total sum of 50 × 101 = 5050 .

**FAMOUS QUOTE:**

“Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics”

(he told this while working when he was informed that his wife is dying).“Ask her to wait a moment,I am almost done”

**CONTRIBUTIONS:**

- In
**Disquisitiones Arithmeticae**, one of the most brilliant achievements in mathematics, Gauss systematized the study of number theory. This work was fundamental in consolidating number theory as a discipline and has shaped the field to the present day. - Gauss proved the
**Fundamental Theorem of Algebra**, which states that every polynomial has a root of the form a+bi. - He also discovered the
**Cauchy Integral theorem**for analytic functions - Gauss's work in mathematical physics contributed to potential theory and the development of the
**Principle of Conservation of Energy.** **Theoria motus corporum celestium (theory of motion of the celestial bodies)**is his most significant work on applied mathematics.- Gauss discovered
**Ceres**, the largest of the asteroids orbiting around the Sun. - His Theory of Celestial Movement remains a cornerstone of astronomical computation. It introduced the
**Gaussian gravitational constant**. - Introduced the
**Method of Least Squares**, a procedure used in all sciences to this day to minimize the impact of measurement error.

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