# Mathematician:Derrick Norman Lehmer

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## Mathematician

American mathematician active mainly in the field of number theory.

The father of Derrick Henry ("Dick") Lehmer.

He was also a gifted musician, writer and composer.

Factorised Jevons' number.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 27 July 1867, Somerset, Indiana, USA
- Died: 8 September 1938, Berkeley, California, USA

## Publications

- 1903:
*A Theorem in the Theory of Numbers*(read before the San Francisco Section of the American Mathematical Society, Dec. 19, 1903) - 1909:
*Factor table for the first ten millions containing the smallest factor of every number not divisible by 2, 3, 5, or 7 between the limits 0 and 10017000* - 1914:
*List of prime numbers from 1 to 10006721* - 1917:
*An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry*

- 1923:
*On the Multiplication of Large Numbers*(*Amer. Math. Monthly***Vol. 30**: pp. 67 – 68) www.jstor.org/stable/2298483

- 1929:
*Factor Stencils*(on which he worked with Dick Lehmer) - 1936:
*The Crystal Gazers*(unpublished play)

### Operas

- 1933:
*The Harvest* - 1935:
*The Necklace of the Sun : A Mayan Drama*

### Song Collections

- 1924:
*Seven Indian Songs from the Yosemite Valley* - 1927:
*Down the stream and other Indian songs* - 1930:
*Indian camp-fire songs* - 1931:
*Indian songs from the Northland* - 1931:
*Fingers of the sun and other Indian songs from the Sierra slopes* - 1932:
*Songs from the Mesas* - 1932:
*Songs from the Tundras* - 1937:
*The Ballad of San Francisco Bay* - 1937:
*Five Little songs*

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Derrick Norman Lehmer": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence - 1997: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence