A volume of anecdotes, stories, quips, and ruminations about mathematics and mathematicians.tA s we know from Mathematical Apocrypha, the concept of aquot;Erdos numberaquot; was invented in 1969 by Caspar Goffman GOF]. ... Your Bacon number is 2 if you have made a movie with someone who has Bacon number 1 . And so forth. It is quite ... The powerful AMS tool MathSciNet now allows you to calculate the alt;Ala/ weagt;-number (just like an Erd5s number) for any mathematician alt;nameagt;. You simplyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Mathematical Apocrypha Redux|
|Author||:||Steven G. Krantz|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2005|