Ehrenfried Walter von Tschirnhaus

lived from 1651 to 1708

Ehrenfried Tschirnhaus was a German mathematician who worked on the solution of equations and the study of curves. He is best known for the transformation which removes the term of degree n-1 from an equation of degree n.

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