Department of Mathematics Education

Eva Meschel's

EMT 725/600 Page of Number Theory Problems

"William Shakespeare was only famous for his plays" -Anguished English by Richard Lederer
So, okay, you're probably thinking, what does Shakespeare, a writer, actor, playwright, everything not math related, have to do with number theory? I mean that is just so totally way above my head
Well, here it is!
A famous, or infamous example of numerology: In Psalm 46, the 46th word is "Shake." The 46th word from the end counting backwards is "spear" - Shakespear!! Why? Well, when the King James Authorized Version was completed in 1610, Shakespear(e) was 46 years old. Ironically enough the year 1610 is divisible by 46. Makes you want to go hmm......

I hope that you enjoy the photos and tidbits provided about each famous number theorist who is represented on this page

Dr. Paul Erdos, Hungarian number theorist extraordinaire. Indeed he himself was untouchable and weird just like his numbers (Egiszededre, barat)

Fibonacci is perhaps the most famous of them all for his sequences and work with numbers. We certainly do owe him a lot since he influenced so many theorists and mathematicians. Whether he himself liked rabbits is not known but probably completely irrelevant. He is also known as Leonardo of Pisa, so when you get to the Leonardo of Pisa Problem, you will know the two people are one and the same

Ramanujan, the Indian mathematician, who loved mathematics so much that he failed all of his other college subjects at the University because he spent so much time doing mathematics

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