Featured Challenges of the Anthropocene

Paul Erdös

Prime Number Theorem

The Prime Number Theorem (PNT) describes the distribution of prime numbers. Euclid could prove that there is an infinite number of primes, but their location can only be predicted by statistical means, as an approximation.  As ordinary numbers get larger...

/ November 20, 2011

Paul Erdös

from the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, article byJ J O’Connor and E F Robertson:  Born: 26 March 1913 in Budapest, Hungary Died: 20 Sept 1996 in Warsaw, Poland Paul Erdös came from a Jewish family (the original family name...

/ November 20, 2011