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 |

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