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Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
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Born (1804-12-10)10 December 1804
Died 18 February 1851(1851-02-18) (aged 46)
Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia
Nationality German
Alma mater University of Berlin (Ph.D., 1825)
Known for Jacobi's elliptic functions
Jacobi symbol
Jacobi ellipsoid
Jacobi polynomials
Jacobi transform
Jacobi identity
Jacobi operator
Hamilton–Jacobi equation
Jacobi method
Popularizing the character ∂
Scientific career
Fields Mathematician
Institutions Königsberg University

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (10 December 1804 – 18 February 1851) was a German mathematician, who made fundamental contributions to elliptic functions, dynamics, differential equations, and number theory. His name is occasionally written as Carolus Gustavus Iacobus Iacobi in his Latin books, and his first name is sometimes given as Karl.

Jacobi was the first Jewish mathematician to be appointed professor at a German university.

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