The Shaping of Arithmetic after C.F. Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae
Catherine Goldstein, Norbert Schappacher, Joachim Schwermer
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 3, 2007 - Mathematics - 578 pages
Since its publication, C.F. Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801) has acquired an almost mythical reputation, standing as an ideal of exposition in notation, problems and methods; as a model of organisation and theory building; and as a source of mathematical inspiration. Eighteen authors - mathematicians, historians, philosophers - have collaborated in this volume to assess the impact of the Disquisitiones, in the two centuries since its publication.