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Portrait of Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gauss

1749–1832

German mathematician

Mathematics is the queen of the sciences, and number theory the queen of mathematics.

TOPICS: number theory, science

I  am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated…geometry should be ranked, not with arithmetic, which is purely aprioristic, but with mechanics.

TOPICS: geometry, philosophy

We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds.

TOPICS: numbers, philosophy

Mathematics…condescends to render service to astronomy and other natural sciences, but under all circumstances the first place is her due.

TOPICS: science

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