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.


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
  • 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
  • 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  • 1936: The Crystal Gazers (unpublished play)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