Carl Friedrich Gauss’s textbook, Disquisitiones arithmeticae, published in ( Latin), remains to this day a true masterpiece of mathematical examination. It appears that the first and only translation into English was by Arthur A. covered yet, but I found Gauss’s original proof in the preview (81, p. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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In this book Gauss brought together and reconciled results in number theory obtained by mathematicians such as FermatEulerLagrangeand Legendre and added many profound and original results of his own.

His own title for his subject was Higher Arithmetic. Submit a new text post. Articles containing Latin-language text. Submit a new link.

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. These sections are subdivided into numbered items, which sometimes state a theorem with proof, enflish otherwise develop a remark or thought.

Retrieved from ” https: Few modern authors can match the depth and breadth of Euler, and there is actually not much in the book that is unrigorous. Gauss also states, “When confronting many difficult problems, derivations have been suppressed for the sake of brevity when readers refer to this work.


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Please read the FAQ before posting. In his Preface to the DisquisitionesGauss describes the scope of the book as follows:.

What Are You Working On? Many of the annotations given by Gauss are in effect announcements of further research of his own, some of which remained unpublished.

Carl Friedrich Gauss, tr. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. In section VII, articleGauss proved what can be interpreted as the first non-trivial case of the Riemann hypothesis for curves over finite fields the Hasse—Weil theorem. Image-only posts should be on-topic and should promote discussion; please do not post memes or similar content here.


The eighth section was finally published as a treatise entitled “general investigations on congruences”, and in it Gauss discussed congruences of arbitrary degree. I was recently looking at Euler’s Introduction to Analysis of the Infinite tr. Simple Questions – Posted Fridays. Gauss brought the work of his predecessors together with his own original work into a systematic framework, filled in gaps, corrected unsound proofs, and extended the subject in numerous ways.

This subreddit is for discussion of mathematical links and questions. Log in or sign up in seconds. Although few of the results in these first sections are original, Gauss was the first mathematician to bring this material together and treat it in a systematic way. Sometimes referred to as the class number problemthis more general question was eventually confirmed in[2] the specific question Gauss asked was confirmed by Landau in [3] for class number one.

Section VI includes two different primality tests.

Disquisitiones Arithmeticae – Wikipedia

TeX all the things Chrome extension configure inline math to use [ ; ; ] delimiters. The Google Books preview is actually pretty good – for instance, in my number theory class, I was stuck on a homework problem that asked us to prove that the sum of the primitive roots of p is mobius p Before the Disquisitiones was published, number theory consisted of a collection of isolated theorems and conjectures.

Ideas unique to that treatise are clear recognition of the importance of the Frobenius morphismand a version of Hensel’s lemma.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I looked around online and most of the proofs involved either really messy calculations or cyclotomic polynomials, which we hadn’t covered yet, but I found Gauss’s original proof in the preview 81, p.

General political debate is not permitted. It’s worth notice since Gauss attacked the problem of general congruences from a standpoint closely related to that taken later by DedekindGaloisand Emil Artin. From Section IV onwards, much of the work is original.

It has been called the most influential textbook after Euclid’s Elements. The logical structure of the Disquisitiones theorem statement followed by prooffollowed by corollaries set a standard for later texts. Please be polite and civil when commenting, and always follow reddiquette.


The Disquisitiones Arithmeticae Latin for “Arithmetical Investigations” is a textbook of number theory written in Latin [1] by Carl Friedrich Gauss in when Gauss was 21 and first published in when he was Finally, Section VII is an analysis of engljsh polynomialswhich concludes by giving the criteria that determine which regular polygons are constructible i.

This was later interpreted as the determination of imaginary quadratic number fields with even discriminant and class number 1,2 and 3, and extended to the case of odd discriminant. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. The treatise paved the way for the theory of function fields over a finite field of constants.

For example, in section V, articleGauss summarized his calculations of class numbers of proper primitive binary quadratic forms, and conjectured that he had found all of them with class numbers 1, 2, and aithmeticae.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Views Read Edit View history. He also realized the importance of the property of unique factorization assured by the fundamental theorem of arithmeticfirst studied by Euclidwhich he restates and proves using modern tools. Gauss started to write an eighth section on higher order congruences, but he did not complete this, and it was published separately after his death. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In general, it is sad how few of the great masters’ works are widely available. It appears that the first and only translation into English was by Arthur A. The inquiries which this volume will investigate pertain to that part of Mathematics which concerns itself with integers.