Person: Von Tschirnhaus, Ehrenfried Walter


Ehrenfried Tschirnhaus was a German mathematician who worked on the solution of equations and the study of curves. He is best known for the transformation which removes the term of degree n-1 from an equation of degree n.

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Born 10 April 1651, Kieslingswalde (near Görlitz), Germany (now Sławnikowice, Poland). Died 11 October 1708, Dresden, Germany.

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Algebra, Geography, Origin Poland

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive