Mathematician:Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach

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Mathematician

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German geometer best known for Feuerbach's Theorem.

Introduced homogeneous coordinates in $1827$, independently of August Ferdinand Möbius.

Suffered from mental illness, probably brought on by months of imprisonment as a student for political reasons, and died a recluse.


Nationality

German


History

  • Born: 30 May 1800 in Jena, Holy Roman Empire
  • Died: 12 March 1834 in Erlangen, Germany


Theorems

Results named for Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach can be found here.


Publications

  • 1822: Eigenschaften einiger merkwürdigen Punkte des geradlinigen Dreiecks und mehrerer durch sie bestimmten Linien und Figuren. Eine analytisch-trigonometrische Abhandlung (Properties of some special points in the plane of a triangle, and various lines and figures determined by these points: an analytic-trigonometric treatment)
  • 1827: Grundriss zu analytischen Untersuchungen der dreyeckigen Pyramide (Foundations of the analytic theory of the triangular pyramid)


Sources