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Person: Gutzmer, Karl Friedrich August
August Gutzmer was a German mathematician who worked on differential equations.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Gutzmer had not studied foreign languages at school so he did not gain the required passes in his final examinations to obtain university entrance.
- Among those who lectured to Gutzmer in mathematics were L Kronecker, K Weierstrass and L Fuchs.
- Gutzmer, therefore studied with two of the three great Berlin mathematicians, Kronecker and Weierstrass, in the last years of their careers.
- However the manor was sold and the couple moved to Berlin where Gutzmer was an assistant at the Technischen Hochschule of Charlottenburg.
- From 1 October 1894 to 9 January 1895 Gutzmer was in the army but dismissed as being unfit for duty.
- On 3 August 1905 Gutzmer took up an appointment to an ordinary professorship at the University of Halle-Wittenberg.
- Highly gifted as a teacher, showing infectious enthusiasm for his topic, Gutzmer taught courses on a wide variety of topics including differential and integral calculus, and analytic geometry at lower level.
- Gutzmer received many honours.
Born 2 February 1860, Neu-Roddahn, near Neustadt an der Dosse, Prussia (now Germany). Died 10 May 1924, Halle, Germany.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive