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Old 2010-02-18, 06:04   #210
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First of all, I know about the prime numbers theorem, but I can't really use it because I won't use it legal or even logical becuase of my ingnorance.
You can do better than this. You need to figure out, roughly speaking, what is the probability a "random" or "non-special" number "x" is prime. It clearly depends on "x" because primes get scarcer. It's simple enough that it didn't get it's question in the Elevensmooth Math FAQ, but it's embedded in the answer answer to one of them.
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Old 2010-02-24, 15:02   #211
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I know that what I'm writing here isn't conected to the topic of the thread but I hope you can be of help for me.
I am, like all pupils in my class, supposed to recommend a living "name" for the Dan David prize of theis year. My school was asked to do so by the Dan David prize managers.
I have decided to recommend an outstanding mathematician with an educational background. Meaning some kind of sister Theresa of the math... (a sort of Paul Erdos).
Thanks so much, Tomer
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Old 2010-02-25, 06:52   #212
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Please give me names today because I need to write it today...
Thanks Tomer
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Old 2010-02-25, 08:53   #213
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Tomer, there are many rules to any nominations and maybe they were explained to you in class, but for us you could have given at least some outline. For example, people who already received this prize are probably not eligible.
Well, ok, suppose we all know how to google; this shows that the nomination for the 2010 prize was last November and the prizes were just awarded. So what does it mean? Is it for the next year? then what is the rush - there's still time until November... I think that most likely it is a creative home assignment. You have to show your own work for it.
Let's start from learning about this year's laureats -
M.O.Rabin for example. Have you used Miller-Rabin test? That's just one of his inventions.
G.E.Moore is widely known for "Moore's Law"; co-founded Intel (!)...
L.Kleinrock, a "Father of the Internet" (or so the article says) and a distinguished professor.
Your home assignment was probably to read the news, go to the library, make your own conclusions... if we will give you some name that's not going to be any real help. Try a bit harder, by yourself.


P.S. And yes, you can see now that your message does belong to this thread. It is again the same problem - "how to know that these things were not thought before"? Read Ecclesiastes (מגילת קהלת) - all of the things under the sun most likely have been thought before. (with rare exceptions)
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Old 2010-02-25, 09:08   #214
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Mr. Batalov,
The "name your hero" competition is writing assignments with the topic "academic suggestion to a Dan David prize" by teens.
The competition is talking on the next year scholars and if I write about someone, It isn't says he will get a D.D prize.
For my class, we all must write this assignments for today (it is in our syllabus).
It isn't that I thrown this project to do it on the deadline, it is just we have told we must do it last week! And i was sick on the whole week...
BTW: I think askng here for "names" is good, becuase after a big search with my father on the internet, didn't find any good option.
I was thinking about Andrew Weillles but he got much prizes, Richard taylor was another option, some Israeli mathematicians that got an Israel prize was an option...
I prefer to write about a pure mathematician and not about an uplied mathmatician or computer scietist.
Some things about the "hero":
1) it must be someone who changed "the world" or the science.
2) a living person.
3) only a person (not a library, etc, and only one (can't be a group))
Some examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_David_Prize
Please help me, Thanks Tomer.

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Old 2010-02-25, 09:18   #215
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P.S. If everything fails, suggest Donald Knuth - this can't be too bad a suggestion. Richard M. Karp...
Go wild - Steve Jobs... Jim Kent... Uri Alon...
It all depends on how original you want to be. If hald of the class will suggest Knuth - that's not very original, is it? If you want to suggest Uri Alon, you better first learn who he is.
Wiki and google are your friends.
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Old 2010-02-25, 09:19   #216
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Quote:
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Some things about the "hero":
1) it must be someone who changed "the world" or the science.
2) a living person.
3) only a person (not a library, etc, and only one (can't be a group))
Some examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_David_Prize
Please help me, Thanks Tomer.
Some, possibly controversial, suggestions: Kevin Mitnick, Robert Tappan Morris and Laurence A. Canter.

They each changed "the world" in their own way.


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Old 2010-02-25, 09:23   #217
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Old 2010-02-25, 09:35   #218
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Retina, this is totally serious...
Batalov and xilman, there are no pure mathematicians in the world?
I understand that I will need to be more flexible with the suggestion...

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Old 2010-02-25, 09:51   #219
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I do believe that computational biology is important.
Plus, I don't know the serious math world.

Well... Grigori Perelman... Andrew Wiles... Antony Garrett Lisi?
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Old 2010-02-25, 10:01   #220
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To write about Perelman is a problem, becuase he denied a prize...
Thanks for all, Tomer.

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