Young Gauss Meets Dynamical Systems

Niculescu, Constantin
March 2011
Mathematical Intelligencer;Mar2011, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The article focuses on dynamical systems and the Gaussian sum theorem by Carl Friedrich Gauss. According to the author, the theorem provides a merging approach for summation formulas which include arithmetic and geometric progressions. He adds that the theorem provides a good illustration of contemporary mathematics that is simpler than a measurable dynamical system.


Related Articles

  • A Mozart With Numbers.  // Strategic Finance;May2003, Vol. 84 Issue 11, p64 

    The article focuses on mathematical genius Carl Friedrich Gauss who lived from 1777 to 1853. It states that Gauss was a child prodigy who taught himself to read and count by the age of three years. It mentions one of the earlier stories concerning his genius when he discovered a quick method of...

  • Electricity in the air.  // Quantoons: Metaphysical Illustrations by Tomas Bunk;2006, p54 

    The article discusses the formula for calculating the magnitude of the surface charge density of the Earth and its total charge using Carl Friedrich Gauss' law of electricity and magnetism. It suggests a method to determine the average net charge per cubic meter of the Earth's atmosphere given...

  • A CLASSROOM NOTE ON A FORMULA MADE FAMOUS BY A GIFTED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT (CARL FRIEDRICH GAUSS). Skurnick, Ronald // Mathematics & Computer Education;Spring2008, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p153 

    The article discusses a formula for the sum of the first n integers, which is associated with German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss. It was declared by Leopold Kronecker, a contemporary of Gauss, that almost everything that mathematics has brought forth in the way of original scientific...

  • KNIT THEORY. Samuels, David // Discover;Mar2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p40 

    The article discusses the fundamentals of hyperbolic spaces conceived by mathematician Carl Gauss in 1816. It presents the similarities between hyperbolic spaces and planar geometry. Details of the origin of hyperbolic spaces are stated. It also provides information on some experiments on...

  • Gauss's Day of Reckoning. Hayes, Brian // American Scientist;May/Jun2006, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p200 

    The article discusses several biographies of mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss which described the trick or technique he invented in summing up the arithmetic series of the first 100 integers. Many authors have mentioned the method that Gauss discovered in his first arithmetic lessons. One of...

  • Is it Plausible? Mazur, Barry // Mathematical Intelligencer;Feb2014, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p24 

    An essay is presented concerning plausibility in mathematics. It discusses three modes of reasoning, which include reasoning from consequence, reasoning from randomness, and reasoning from analogy, and the mathematical formulas and equations associated to them. It examines the implication of...

  • Orbits of asteroids, a braid, and the first link invariant. Gray, Jeremy; Epple, Moritz // Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter98, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p45 

    Discusses Carl Friedrich Gauss' work on geometria situs and geometria magnitudinis, otherwise known as topology. Information on Gauss' formula on his work; Reference to the crucial laws of electromagnetic induction; Gauss' breakthrough in astronomy.

  • Gaussian curve graces banknote. Dickman, S. // Nature;4/25/1991, Vol. 350 Issue 6320, p647 

    Depicts the new German 10-mark banknote that honors the German mathematician and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855). The note features the gaussian distribution as well as a portrait of Gauss.

  • Gauss (1777-1855).  // Monkeyshines on Math, Money, & Banking;2002, p57 

    Pays tribute to German mathematician Carl Friederich Gauss, who died in 1855.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics