Carl Friedrich Gauss
(1777 - 1855)
A mathematical prodigy from an early age,
Gauss is considered one of the top three mathematicians.
Gauss proved the fundamental theorem of algebra for his
dissertation. He worked many different fields of
mathematics, including number theory, differential
equations, and geometry, as well as physics. For more
information on his life, there is a biography.
View a page
of his work.
April is Mathematics Awareness
April is Mathematics Awareness Month, and
the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics announced this years
theme is "Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery". Click here for more information
on Math Awareness Month.
Riemann Hypothesis One of 7 Millenium
selected seven mathematical problems as their
Problems and are
offering a prize of $1 million for a solution to
each problem. One of the problems is the
in the News.
Let f be a real-valued function on
the plane such that for every square ABCD in the
plane, f(A) + f(B) + f(C)
+ f(D) = 0. Does it follow that
= 0 for all points P in the plane.
Source: The 70th William Lowell Putman
Mathematical Competition (Saturday, December 5, 2009).
more information on the
The Problem of the Week for the MATH 2305 - Discrete Mathematics class. (Source: Professor Jason Rosenhouse)
Week 1 Problem