Prof. David Jorgensen, Mathematics, was invited by the Library to choose an item to add to the Library's collection on the occasion of their Promotion to Professor.
Prof. Jorgensen chose Disquisitiones arithmetica by Carl Friedrich Gauss, New York: Springer-Verlag, 1986.
Prof. Jorgensen's remarks on this item:
"This book is a translation from Latin of a famous book on Number Theory written by Carl Friedrich Gauss. Gauss is widely regarded as the greatest mathematician of all time. He wrote the book when he was 21. It was first published in 1801. "