How Did Carl Jacobi Contribute To Math

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Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi was born on December 10, 1804 AD. He is the son of Banker Simon Jacobi. Carl was the second oldest out of four children. Carl was part of a Jewish ancestry. His religion was based on Judaism. Carl did not go to school. At a young age, his uncle Lehman tutored him. Lehman tutored him in a few things. He taught him classical language, and elements of mathematics. Because of his smartness, Carl Jacobi entered the last year of Postdam Gymnasium at the age of twelve. Also because of his smartness, Carl was able to enter a university, but unfortunately Berlin University did not allow twelve year olds into their school. The minimum age requirement for universities were the age of sixteen. Since Carl couldn’t get into the university, he decided to enjoy his time at Postdam Gymnasium. During his time at the Gymnasium, he was being taught classical languages, German…show more content…
For one of his contributions called the functional determinant helped play an important part in many analytical investigations. There is also an equation that bears his name called the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. The Hamilton-Jacobi equation played a significant role in the presentation of quantum mechanics. Carl’s theory of elliptic functions based on four theta functions has great importance in the field of mathematics. In 1843, Carl had a mental breakdown. After his breakdown, Carl took a break and moved to Italy to recuperate. A year later, he returned to Berlin and lived on being a royal pensioner. On February 18, 1851, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi died due to smallpox. Since Carl was a great German mathematician, his grave was preserved at a cemetery in the Kreuzberg section of Berlin. Because of his great works, a crater on the moon was named after him. Also, because of his great works, several theorems, equations, algorithms, sums, polynomials, symbols, and functions were named after
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