The Goldbach Conjecture, that every even integer greater than 2 can be expressed as the sum of two prime numbers, was first stated by the historian and amateur mathematician Christian Goldbach in a letter written in 1742 to Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). It is a nice example of why I find the theory of numbers so […]
Jaime Woolery (who sometimes writes under the name Jamie Irons) is a semi-retired physician. He teaches mathematics to high school and junior college students up through calculus and linear algebra, which he does for free, so that his little group in the Napa Valley, Surfer Math, can have some scholarship students. Jamie's book, By Parked Cars, was praised by John Ashbery.
after J.S. Bach (1865-1750) for Nina My efforts at writing are mainly about gratitude. Of course, being grateful doesn’t protect one from possible loss. There are always threats, and if one plants a vineyard at the edge of a glacier, it is hard to ignore that fact of life. How slowly should we go, the […]