# Mathematician:Harold Jacques Dutka

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## Mathematician

American mathematician who was the first to calculate the square root of $2$ to more than one million digits.

Also wrote extensively on the history of mathematics.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 1919
- Died: 2002

## Publications

- 1943:
*Transversality in Higher Space*

- 1971:
*The Square Root of $2$ to $1,000,000$ Decimals*(*Math. Comp.***Vol. 25**,*no. 116*: pp. 927 – 930) www.jstor.org/stable/2004359

- 1984:
*The Early History of the Hypergeometric Function*(*Arch. Hist. Exact Sci.***Vol. 31**: pp. 15 – 34) www.jstor.org/stable/41133728

- 1986:
*On square roots and their representations*(*Arch. Hist. Exact Sci.***Vol. 36**: pp. 21 – 39) www.jstor.org/stable/41133793

- 1988:
*On the St. Petersburg Paradox*(*Arch. Hist. Exact Sci.***Vol. 39**: pp. 13 – 39) www.jstor.org/stable/41133842

## Also known as

Usually known as **Jacques Dutka**.