# Riemann

[ree-mahn; English ree-mahn, -muh n]

- Ge·org Frie·drich Bern·hard [gey-awrk free-drikh bern-hahrt] /geɪˈɔrk ˈfri drɪx ˈbɛrn hɑrt/, 1826–66, German mathematician.

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#### These two cases are mentioned also by Riemann in Goethes Romantechnik.

Laurence Sterne in GermanyHarvey Waterman Thayer

#### Riemann and Beltrami are chief among those whose labors characterize the scope of this period.

The Mystery of SpaceRobert T. Browne

#### In his revision of the chapter before us, Dr. Riemann proceeded from an entirely different point of view.

The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)Alexander Wheelock Thayer

#### Well, Riemann's geometry is spherical geometry extended to three dimensions.

#### There is a sort of opposition between Riemann's geometry and that of Lobachevski.

# Riemann

- Georg Friedrich Bernhard (ˈɡeːɔrk ˈfriːdrɪç ˈbɛrnhart). 1826–66, German mathematician whose non-Euclidean geometry was used by Einstein as a basis for his general theory of relativity

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# Riemann

[rē′mən, -män′]

- German mathematician who originated the non-Euclidean system of geometry that is now named after him. Riemann also studied optics and electromagnetic theory, and his work influenced Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity.

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