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2010-02-18, 06:04   #210
wblipp

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by blob100 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.

 2010-02-24, 15:02 #211 blob100   Jan 2010 379 Posts 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
 2010-02-25, 06:52 #212 blob100   Jan 2010 379 Posts Please give me names today because I need to write it today... Thanks Tomer
 2010-02-25, 09:18 #215 Batalov     "Serge" Mar 2008 Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2 23×19×61 Posts 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.
2010-02-25, 09:19   #216
xilman
Bamboozled!

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May 2003
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by blob100 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.

Paul

 2010-02-25, 09:23 #217 retina Undefined     "The unspeakable one" Jun 2006 My evil lair 27·47 Posts Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Richard Reid Osama bin Laden
 2010-02-25, 09:35 #218 blob100   Jan 2010 37910 Posts 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... Last fiddled with by blob100 on 2010-02-25 at 09:36
 2010-02-25, 09:51 #219 Batalov     "Serge" Mar 2008 Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2 23·19·61 Posts 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?
 2010-02-25, 10:01 #220 blob100   Jan 2010 379 Posts To write about Perelman is a problem, becuase he denied a prize... Thanks for all, Tomer. Last fiddled with by blob100 on 2010-02-25 at 10:03

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