Staudt, Karl Georg Christian Von

Staudt, Karl Georg Christian Von


Born Jan. 24, 1798, in Rothenburg; died June 1, 1867, in Erlangen. German mathematician.

Staudt became a professor at the University of Erlangen in 1835. His principal works dealt with projective geometry. They sought to provide a logically complete construction of projective geometry that would not rest on concepts borrowed from metric geometry. Staudt contributed a purely projective introduction of general projective (homogeneous) coordinates and an interpretation of the introduction of imaginary quantities into projective geometry.


Geometrie der Lage. Nuremberg, 1847.
Beiträge zur Geometrie der Lage, fascs. 1–3. Nuremberg, 1856–60.


Klein, F. Lektsii o razvitii matematiki v XIXstoletii, part I. Moscow-Leningrad, 1937. (Translated from German.)