Gauss rejected by French

Gauss, at 21, wrote the world’s 1st Number Theory Book “Disquisitiones Arithmeticae” on his famous inventions (Modulus arithmetic, Quadratic Reciprocity Theorem, 17-sided polygon). It was rejected by Paris Academy of Science. The French rejection caused him a life-long reluctance, like Newton, to publish his works (e.g. Non-Euclidean Geometry). He also erased all the proofing steps, only showed the end results.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s