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Johann Friedrich Carl Gauss

telegraph geometry discovered

Gauss, Johann Friedrich Carl (1777–1855), German mathematician who discovered the method of least squares (for reducing experimental errors), made many contributions to the theory of numbers, and discovered a non-Euclidean geometry. He directed the astronomical observatory at Göttingen (1807–55). In 1833 he invented, with Wilhelm Weber, the electric telegraph.

See also: Geometry; Telegraph.

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