NIELS HENRIK ABEL - Oslo, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 59° 54.819 E 010° 44.471
32V E 597364 N 6643074
Quick Description: Niels Henrik Abel was a notable Norwegian mathematician and he once lived here.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 8:35:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMGCWW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Rigel2
Views: 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.'"
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