Mathematician:Ivan Morton Niven

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Mathematician

Canadian-American mathematician, most noted for solving most of Waring's Problem.

Also notable for Niven numbers and Niven's constant.


Asteroid 12513 Niven, discovered in 1998, was named after him.


Nationality

Canadian-American


History

  • Born: October 25, 1915
  • Died: May 9, 1999 in Eugene, Oregon, USA


Theorems and Inventions

Results named for Ivan Morton Niven can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Ivan Morton Niven can be found here.


Books and Papers

  • 1944: An unsolved case of the Waring problem
  • 1947: A simple proof that π is irrational
  • 1959: Mathematics: A house built on sand?