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Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi



Born  
Died  18 February 1851 Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia

(aged 46)
Nationality  German 
Alma mater  University of Berlin (Ph.D., 1825) 
Known for  Jacobi's elliptic functions Jacobian 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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