• Winfried Scharlau
  • Hans Opolka
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


Carl Friedrich Gauss lived from 1777 to 1855. In his lifetime he was known as “princeps mathematicorum.” His main number-theoretical work, Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, and several smaller number-theoretical papers contain so many deep and technical results that we have to confine ourselves to just a small sample. Other equally important results will not be mentioned.


Prime Element Quadratic Field Principal Ideal Domain Equivalent Module Binary Quadratic Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Winfried Scharlau
    • 1
  • Hans Opolka
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität MünsterMünsterWest Germany

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