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Felix Klein

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Annie Toomey

on 23 March 2016

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Transcript of Felix Klein

Early Life
Born April 25, 1849
Attended a Gymnasium (school) in Düsseldorf, where he completed high school education.

He was a professor of mathematics at Erlangen in 1872
In 1880 he became a professor at the Univeristy of Leipzig
In 1886 he went on to join the University of Göttingen where he would teach mechanics and potential theory
He retired in 1913 at age 64
Major Mathematical Contribution
The Erlanger Program

What was the impact of his contribution?
Work Cited
Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs
-Felix Klein
Felix Klein
By Annie Toomey
His father served as a Prussian secretary to the head of the government
Lived in Düsseldorf, Germany
Went to the University of Bonn where he worked in a laboratory with Julius Plücker in 1866
He initially wanted to become a physicist but after working with Plücker went into the field of mathematics
In 1872, he was appointed as professor of mathematics at Erlangen
He then joined at the University of Göttingen in 1886 and taught subjects like Mechanics and Potential Theory until his retirement in 1913
He was very studious, independent and hard working
University of Erlangen

University of
It is a way to characterize geometries based on the
group theory
projective geometry
group theory
is the study of groups or algebraic structure consisting of a set of elements with an operation that combines any two elements to form a third element.
It is uncertain how it was discovered. Klein worked for many years learning and teaching at different colleges to obtain necessary infomration that allowed him to come to his conclusion of the Erlanger Program. Klein published this idea and named it after the college he was working at, Erlanger.
It has given way to many different studies, and has helped enhance the idea of analyzing the grouping of symmetry and helped differentiate different geometric figures.
Overall, the development of the Erlanger Program has helped studies in physics and mathematics enhance.
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Went to high school in Düsseldorf, got higher education at the University of Bonn
Where did he live? and Life Span
He lived in Germany his whole life
lived in the places he worked; Leipzig, Erlangen, Göttingen
He died on June 22, 1925 at age 76 in Göttingen, Germany
He lived from April 25, 1849 to June 22, 1925
In 1875 He married Anna Hegel at age 26
He intially wanted to be a physicst but later studied mathematics
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