In mathematics, the nth taxicab number, typically denoted Ta(n) or Taxicab(n), is defined as the smallest number that can be expressed as a sum of two positive 367 more words
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A footnote to my report on Persi Diaconis’ lecture on Martin Gardner.
Persi challenged us to consider the question: Is there a sharp division between “real” mathematics and “recreational” mathematics, and if so, where does it come? 423 more words
Continuing our reader’s notes from A Mathematician’s Lament…
This time, quoting G. H. Hardy’s 1940 essay, A Mathematician’s Apology:
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