Dictionary and Language Portal
Online Dictionary
Allmath Homepage
Math Tools
Flash Cards!!!
Metric Converter
The Magic Square
Reference Pages
Math Glossary
Math Headlines
Multiplication Table
Metric Factors
Biographies of Math
Other Math Links
Ask The Experts
Visit Dr. Math
Visit our Dictionary
About allmath.com
Who are We?
Contact Us

Dedekind, (Julius Wilhelm) Richard



Mathematician, born in Braunschweig, Germany. He studied at Göttingen, where he wrote his doctoral thesis under Carl Friedrich Gauss in 1852. He taught at Göttingen (1854--8), then in Zürich, and returned to Braunschweig in 1862 as professor at the Polytechnic. He gave one of the first precise definitions of the real number system, did important work in number theory, and introduced many concepts which have become fundamental in modern algebra, in particular that of an "ideal', building on the work of Ernst Kummer.

Mathematicians biographies text content is © (1990), (1991-1998)
AND Reference Data Ltd.,Oxford, UK.

copyright © 1997-2014 Allsites LLC. All rights reserved.
allmath.com, mathbook.com and "virtual mathbook" ® are all service marks of Allsites LLC.
periodic table metric conversion