Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten

Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten (15 December 1732 – 17 April 1787) was a German mathematician. In 1768, Karsten published a graphic representation of infinitely many logarithms of real and complex numbers.

Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten
Wenzeslaus Johann Gustav Karsten. Stipple engraving by S. Ha Wellcome V0003183.jpg
W.J.G. Karsten Credit: Wellcome Library
Born(1732-12-15)15 December 1732
Died17 April 1787(1787-04-17) (aged 54)
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversity of Rostock
Known forComplex logarithms
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Halle

ReferencesEdit

  • Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Wenceslaus Johann Gustav Karsten", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  • Wolfgang Engel. Angela Hartwig, Tilmann Schmidt (editors): Die Rektoren der Universität Rostock - 1419-2000. In: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Universität Rostock. Heft 23. Universitätsdruckerei Rostock-Universitätsarchiv 2000. ISBN 3-86009-173-5.

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