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 Articles - Mathematician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Mathematicians are employed by private firms in various capacities or as professors at universities or other educational institutions, by research organizations, or by various military or civilian government agencies.
If a certain statement is believed to be true by mathematicians (typically as special cases are confirmed to some degree) but has neither been proven nor disproven to logically follow from some set of assumptions, it is called a conjecture, as opposed to the ultimate goal, a theorem that is proven true.
Among the prominent female mathematicians are Emmy Noether (1882 - 1935), Sophie Germain (1776 - 1831), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850 - 1891), Rózsa Péter (1905 - 1977), Julia Robinson (1919 - 1985), Mary Ellen Rudin, Eva Tardos, Émilie du Châtelet, Mary Cartwright and Marianna Csörnyei.
www.zdiamond.net /articles/Mathematician   (1511 words)

 Talk:List of amateur mathematicians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I removed George Padamadan since he was an amateur philosopher, not an amatuer mathematician.
The former proved a famous, important long-standing conjecture of Gauss; the latter is only known for coming up with another of hundreds of proofs of Pythagorean theorem (that I am aware of), more curiosity compared to Heegner.
I submit that this list would be a lot more useful if it summarised their contribution to mathematics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:List_of_amateur_mathematicians   (168 words)

 Mathematicians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
She made significant advances on Fermat's Last Theorem and is one of the few female mathematicians well-known in the mathematical community (the most well-known being Emmy Noether).
Indeed in 1900 the great mathematician David Hilbert talked about proving the consistency of mathematics - that is that there is no possibility of a contradiction (any contradiction would in fact be a disaster bringing down the whole of mathematics).
He was an amateur mathematician, though his love of mathematics distracted him from his duties as a lawyer.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /town/way/po28/maths/mathms.htm   (1522 words)

 ipedia.com: Mathematician Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Roles Mathematicians not only study, but also research, and this must be given prominent mention here, because a misconcept...
In fact, the publication of new discoveries in mathematics continues at an immense rate in hundreds of scientific journals, many of them devoted to mathematics and many devoted to subjects to which mathematics is applied (such as theoretical computer science, physics or quantum mechanics).
Among the few prominent female mathematicians are Emmy Noether (1882 - 1935), Sophie Germain (1776 - 1831), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850 - 1891), Rozsa Peter (1905 - 1977), Mary Ellen Rudin, Eva Tardos and Marianna Csornyei.
www.ipedia.com /mathematician.html   (1076 words)

August 28 March 22 Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.
A mathematician is a person who says that, when 3 people are supposed to be in a room but 5 came out, 2 have to go in so the room gets empty...
June 23 Februari 10 From: snispilbor#NoSpam.yahoo.com (Snis Pilbor) A mathematician and a physicist are in a bar...
www.xs4all.nl /~jcdverha/scijokes/1_3.html   (5557 words)

 paKet is one of the world's most popular programs for amateur radio communications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Although computers are commonplace now in Amateur Radio shacks, it is a relatively new technology and there are a large number of Amateur Radio operators who are embracing this technology for the first time when they explore the world of digital communications, such as packet radio.
Some amateurs who also happened to be computer enthusiasts, might have been involved from the beginning, but for most it is only since the mid 80s that computers have made their presence felt.
In the amateur shack the TTY machine is usually connected to an HF receiver or transceiver which the operator tunes so that the received audio is just the right pitch or audio frequency to trigger the demodulator's Mark and Space resonators.
www.vigyanprasar.com /ham/Paket6.htm   (10744 words)

 Math Forum: Math and Science Books Recommended by G. Brandenburg
Brandenburg compiled a list of math and science related books, mostly recent, for his geometry students to choose from, read, and do a report on, using recommendations from others and his own reading as well.
Following is the assignment he gave to his students and also the new list organized by topic with links to Amazon.com.
"Amateur astronomers are the heroes of this latest opus from one of the country's best-known and most prolific science writers.
mathforum.org /t2t/faq/brandenburg.new.html   (1688 words)

 GuruNet — Content Map
List of alumni of the University of Cambridge
List of amendments to the United States Constitution
List of American English words not used in British English
www.gurunet.com /cm-dsname-Wikipedia-dsid-2222-letter-1L-first-15751   (112 words)

 Journals and Astronomical Publications Resources
Lists the current volumes available in the Conference Series of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
It not only carries scientific notes and papers, but reports the meetings of the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society and has an active correspondence section; it is also renowned for its authoritative book reviews covering virtually every significant work published in astronomy.
TA produces a magazine for the advanced amateur and its aim is to publish all observations of astronomical interest as soon as possible after they are made.
cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr /astroweb/full_text.html   (3174 words)

 WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Ten - or maybe a dozen - Things that Will Be Free
Jimmy's list is inspried by David Hilbert's address to the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris, 1900, where he proposed 23 critical unsolved problems in mathematics.
This list was enormously influential in shaping mathematical research over the 20th century, and most of the problems have been resolved.
Jimmy's list is, like Hilbert's, an outline of what we don't know how to do yet in the world of free culture, and a call to action.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/003593.html   (3038 words)

 Mike Cook's Canonical List of Math Jokes, part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Information on the world's first illegal prime may be found at: http://primes.utm.edu/curios/page.php?number_id=953 and http://www.utm.edu/research/primes/glossary/Illegal.html When I started this collection quite some time ago in an effort to reduce the traffic and repetition on rec.humor and to gather math humor in one place, I failed to save humor attributions and thereby violated netiquette.
The physicist was the first subject: he carried his pail to the spigot, filled it there, carried it full of water to the pail on the ground, and poured the water into it.
Now, the experimenters altered the parameters of the task a bit: the pail on the ground was still empty, but the subjects were presented with a pail that was already half-filled with water.
users.characterlink.net /The-Cookie-Jar/math_jokes_01.html   (3086 words)

 List of General Astronomy Resources - Women in Astronomy: A Comprehensive Bibliography (Science Reference ...
Includes a list of 103 women known "to have contributed to the publications of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, or one or more of the publications of the Nautical Almanac since its inception in 1849."
Of the 11 dissertations listed, three are in astronomy, by Caroline Ellen Furness, Anna Delia Lewis, and Margaretta Palmer.
Includes 110 astronomers and 10 astrophysicists; six of the latter are also listed among the astronomers.
www.loc.gov /rr/scitech/womenastro/womenastro-general1.html   (1501 words)

 Kurt Heegner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
In 1952 Heegner published what he claimed was solution of Gauss' class number 1 problem a significant and longstanding problem in number theory.
Owing partly to a few minor in the paper partly to his refusal invitations to give talks on his solution partly to the reluctance of professional mathematicians accept the work of an amateur Heegner's went unnoticed for years.
Heegner's proof was recognized in 1967 when Harold Stark independently arrived at similar proof which was shown to be to Heegner's.
www.freeglossary.com /Kurt_Heegner   (504 words)

His first object in Paris was to make contact with the French government but, while waiting for such an opportunity, Leibniz made contact with mathematicians and philosophers there, in particular Arnauld and Malebranche, discussing with Arnauld a variety of topics but particularly church reunification.
Among the mathematicians with whom he corresponded was Grandi.
Indeed, one of the reasons why he was so hostile to universities as institutions was because their faculty structure prevented the cross-fertilisation of ideas which he saw as essential to the advance of knowledge and of wisdom.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Mathematicians/Leibniz.html   (3629 words)

 Favorite mathematicians
Gauss: The Prince of Mathematicians; he first computed the movements of the asteroid Ceres, and discovered the Bell curve, as is shown on a 10 Mark German note.
Fermat, 1601-1665, a complete amateur in mathematics and a jurist by trade, was unbelievably ahead of his time in Number Theory.
He not only knew that every integer is the sum of four squares, but also that evey integer is the sum of three triangle numbers, of five pentangle, etc. He completed a whopper in one fell swoop*.
www.physicsforums.com /showthread.php?p=799065#post799065   (860 words)

 Patrick Yaner's Reading List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
This is a list of recreational reading I've done over the years, and some summaries and reactions when I think to write them (and when I have something to say).
This list is probably not even all the Conrad stories and novels I've read, but it's all I could remember.
A Mathematician's Apology was written by a famous mathematician (well, as famous as mathematicians get, which, I suppose, is not very) as he was aging and finding the daily practice of his chosen field increasingly difficult.
www.cc.gatech.edu /~yaner/books.html   (9600 words)

 Numbers 2002 Catalogue List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Cards contain lists of different numbers with a corresponding Christian name against each.
Tabs are slight bent, four red ink colours (to remember) written on rear, slight rub one sector.
Blue printed Publisher's list as eps Covers : slight patchy fade + slight grubbiness (now cleaned), 2 x 4cm light ink mark rear, slight 0.2cm shelf knocks top/bottom of spine.
www.deightons.com /pages/Numbers2002List.htm   (15329 words)

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific maintains a list of amateur astronomy clubs in the U.S. and Canada.
Included are links to lists of amateur contributions, as well as the distribution of supernovae in the night skies.
A list of supernovae currently visible to amateur astronomers with telescopes of moderate apertures (25 cm or larger) is maintained by David Bishop of the Rochester Academy of Science.
www.library.ucsb.edu /subjects/physics/astronom.html   (2136 words)

 Internet for Girls World Wide Web Resource List
The PEP Registry is a comprehensive listing of Educational Software Companies, with direct links to their sites.
Our goal is for this list to continue to expand, and for more biographies to be completed.
Listing of links to music web sites of interest to band, orchestra, and choral directors, and general music links of interest to educators.
www.sdsc.edu /~woodka/resources.html   (5710 words)

 Society Fresh : Article 'Ernesto Cesàro'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
He is known also for his 'averaging' method for the summation of divergent series, known as the Cesýro mean.
The famous mathematicians are listed below in English alphabetical transliteration order (by surname).
There are certainly many examples for which the Cesýro means converge, but the original sequence does not: for example with an = (−1)n we have an oscillating sequence, but the means have limit 0.
www.society-fresh.net /DisplayArticle506590.html   (333 words)

 Members of the Bach Cantatas Mailing List - Part 7: Year 2005-3
I assumed the Bach Cantatas list was for the on-going discussion, while the Bach Recordings was for the 'rest' as in recorded oeuvres of any kind, latest CDs or out-of-print ones.
I'm an occasionally eager amateur musician (playing the piano and a couple of other instruments less well, and singing in various choirs) who finds the Bach Cantatas wonderfully interesting (i) since they happen to be wonderfully interesting but also (ii) since they are somehow "non-mainstream", even in well-educated musical circles.
I agree that the Cantatas are not well-known.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Topics/Members-2005-3.htm   (5725 words)

 My former "serious" reading list
A biography of Paul Erdos, one of the foremost mathematicians of the twentieth century.
Highly relevant, and should be required reading for even amateur futurists like myself (you have no idea how crushing it is to have your ideas that you thought were creative and original to have been put in print 25 years ago).
This is one of several books on my list which I'd gotten halfway through and then had to quit for one reason or another (in this case, it was because I was leaving for Europe and it was a local library book).
www.nehrlich.com /book/oldbooklist.html   (6603 words)

 Mathematics Archives - Electronic Newsgroups and Listservs
If you know of any newsgroups of interest to mathematicians and which are not on this list, then please send the information to help@archives.math.utk.edu.
The purpose of this list is to provide a virtual forum for scholarly discussion of the HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS (in a broad sense), amongst professionals and non-professionals with an earnest interest in the field.
The aim of this list is to act as a forum to encourage discussion and exchange of ideas on all matters relating to the theory of semigroups and related topics.
archives.math.utk.edu /news.html   (2888 words)

 Economist Jokes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The mathematicians were glad their stupid colleagues were going to pay a fine.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax deduction for keeping five cows.
The mathematician's child and the economist's child were in the third grade together, and the teacher asked, "If one man with one shovel can dig a ditch in ten days, how long would it take ten men with ten shovels to dig the same ditch?" Both children raised their hands.
netec.wustl.edu /JokEc.html   (12337 words)

 Famous Astronomers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Many of the astronomers on this page were also physicists, mathematicians, and philosophers, but their contributions listed here are limited to those specific to astronomy and astrophysics.
Even though his telescope was not very powerful compared to the amateur equipment available today, he was able to make a number of stunning discoveries which changed the face of astronomy.
was a comet-hunter who published a list of 110 astronomical objects that should not be mistaken for comets.
physics.unr.edu /grad/welser/astro/astronomers.html   (2599 words)

 My Math Movie Picks
I haven't had a chance to preview the ones marked with an asterisk, so I make no guarantees about their offensiveness (of course, I make no guarantees about any of them except that there is some sort of math connection).
In each case I give a blurb highlighting the connection to mathematics (such as it may be) and a link to a database entry for the film.
About mathematician Sonia Kovalevskaya (for whom the Russians named a mountain on the far side of the moon).
www.math.unl.edu /~bharbourne1/MathInTheMovies.html   (995 words)

 ARL List of Electronic Journals & Zines
PRFORUM is a listserv discussion list that encourages communications professionals and academics to engage in discussions about various elements of public relations and communications, including ethics, copyright, and other issues.
The group is laying the footings for a global empire based on a desire to control and command those who would oppose them.
By request, readers may be put on the FTP list which notifies of new issues and instructions for retrieving them.
www.heise.de /ix/raven/Literature/Journals/arl/edir94.jz.html   (12029 words)

 jessamyn.com: booklist 2001
Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, DFW is a super genius of an individual with an amazing command of the language, and I think I'd be content to read his laundry lists, but this book feels a bit like reading the transcriptions of his psychoanalysis.
It's a well-researched history book that lists everyone that lives in the town, every bird that's been seen in the town, slices of life, details about the schools and churches and cemetaries and some poetry and little stories.
She outlines these ideas In funny, easy to read bullet pointed lists and even tosses in a quiz or two to make sure you get the idea.
www.jessamyn.com /me/books01.html   (9924 words)

 Omniseek: /Science & Tech /Math /Mathematicians /
Arab mathematician, lived when spread of ideas was very slow, wrote Hisab al-jabr wal-muqabala, concepts of the Middle East.
accountant, amateur mathematician, famed for his geometrical interpretation of the complex numbers where i is interpreted as a rotation through 90, gave concept of the modulus of a complex number.
Pioneers in the field of calculus, appied the new tool to real problems, life was one of the most controversial of any mathematician, member of the world's most successful mathematical family, also known as Johannes, Jean or John.
www.omniseek.com /srch/{6945}   (596 words)

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