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Gauss and Minnesota

Until a colleague told me about it, I had not known that there is a Gauss family connection to Minnesota: Carl Friedrich’s second son (first by his second wife) Eugene had a falling out with his father, came to America, … Continue reading

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Footnotes: Taylor and Bernoulli

G. F. Simmons, Calculus with Analytic Geometry, footnote, p.495: Brook Taylor (1685-1731) was secretary of the Royal Society and an enthusiastic supporter of Newton in his acrimonious controversy with Leibniz and the Bernoullis about the invention of calculus. Taylor published … Continue reading

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