List of things named after Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855) is the eponym of all of the topics listed below. There are over 100 topics all named after this German mathematician and scientist, all in the fields of mathematics, physics, and astronomy.

Mathematics[edit]

Various Gaussian curvatures

Algebra and linear algebra[edit]

Geometry and differential geometry[edit]

Gauss map

Number theory[edit]

Gaussian moat

Cyclotomic fields[edit]

Analysis, numerical analysis, vector calculus and calculus of variations[edit]

Comparison between 2-point Gaussian and trapezoidal quadrature.
Comparison between 2-point Gaussian and trapezoidal quadrature.

Complex analysis and convex analysis[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Gaussian copula

Gaussian function and topics named for it[edit]

Gaussian curve with a 2-dimensional domain

Knot theory[edit]

Linking integral

Other mathematical areas[edit]

Cartography[edit]

Gaussian grid points

Physics[edit]

Classical mechanics[edit]

Quantum mechanics[edit]

Electromagnetism[edit]

Gauss gun

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Place names and expedition named in his honour[edit]

The Gaußberg in Brunswick, Germany with the Gauss memorial in front

Institutions named in his honour[edit]

  • The Carl-Friedrich-Gauß School for Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Administration, Economics, and Social Sciences of Braunschweig University of Technology
  • The Carl-Friedrich-Gauss Gymnasium (a school for grades 5–13) in Worms, Germany

Other things named for him[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andersson, L. E.; Whitaker, E. A., (1982). NASA Catalogue of Lunar Nomenclature. NASA RP-1097.
  2. ^ Wendland, H., 1865. Ueber die neue Palmengatung Gaussia. Nachr. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Georg-Augusts-Univ. 1865.