NIELS HENRIK ABEL - Oslo, Norway
N 59° 54.819 E 010° 44.47132V E 597364 N 6643074
Quick Description: Niels Henrik Abel was a notable Norwegian mathematician and he once lived here.Location: Oslo, NorwayDate Posted: 2/15/2013 8:35:12 PMWaymark Code: WMGCWWViews: 6
Long Description:The blue plaque on this building reads: "SELSKABET FOR OSLO BYES VEL MATEMATIKEREN NIELS HENRIK ABEL 1802-29 BEROMT FOR BANEBRYTENDE ARBEID INNEN LIGNINGSTEORI UENDELIGE REKKER OG ELLIPTISKE FUNKSJONER BODDE HERE 1815-21" which Google translates as: ""Society for Oslo Byes WELL Mathematician NIELS HENRIK ABEL 1802-29 Famous for pioneering WORK IN TAX THEORY ENDLESS ROWS AND elliptic functions STAYED HERE 1815-21 " Wikipedia (visit link) adds: "Niels Henrik Abel (5 August 1802 – 6 April 1829) was a Norwegian mathematician who proved the impossibility of solving the quintic equation by radicals. The Abel Prize is named for him... Abel gave a proof of the binomial theorem valid for all numbers, extending Euler's result which had held only for rationals. At age 19, he showed there is no general algebraic solution for the roots of a quintic equation, or any general polynomial equation of degree greater than four, in terms of explicit algebraic operations. To do this, he invented (independently of Galois) an extremely important branch of mathematics known as group theory, which is invaluable not only in many areas of mathematics, but for much of physics as well. Among his other accomplishments, Abel wrote a monumental work on elliptic functions which, however, was not discovered until after his death. When asked how he developed his mathematical abilities so rapidly, he replied "by studying the masters, not their pupils." Abel said famously of Carl Friedrich Gauss's writing style, “He is like the fox, who effaces his tracks in the sand with his tail.'" Visit Instructions:Legg med et bilde av deg selv på stedet Add a photo with you on this spot Recent Visits/Logs:
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