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Minor Mathematicians

This page collects mentions of minor (mainly contemporary) mathematicians whose biographical details are unavailable.

For more comprehensive information on the lives and works of mathematicians through the ages, see the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, created by John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson.

The army of those who have made at least one definite contribution to mathematics as we know it soon becomes a mob as we look back over history; 6,000 or 8,000 names press forward for some word from us to preserve them from oblivion, and once the bolder leaders have been recognised it becomes largely a matter of arbitrary, illogical legislation to judge who of the clamouring multitude shall be permitted to survive and who be condemned to be forgotten.
-- Eric Temple Bell: Men of Mathematics, 1937, Victor Gollancz, London

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R. Fagen

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Alberto Fanelli

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Michele Fanelli

Italian mathematician who pointed out that $\sqrt [9] {10 e^8} = 3 \cdotp 14159 \, 828 \ldots$

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T.R. Faulkner

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E. Fauquembergue

Proved (simultaneously with R.E. Powers) that $2^{107} - 1$ is prime.

As some of Fauquembergue's claims of the primality of other Mersenne numbers proved to be incorrect, this result is usually attributed to Powers rather than to Fauquembergue.
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D.F. Ferguson

Calculated approximations to the value of $\pi$ (pi), using a mechanical desk calculator, to:

$620$ digits in $1945$ (or $1946$; sources are inconsistent), finding an error in the work of William Shanks in the $528$th digit
$710$ digits in January $1947$
$808$ digits in September $1947$
$1120$ digits in September $1949$, with John Wrench, using an electro-mechanical calculator.


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John Albert Feroe

One of the members of the team behind Hjalmar Ekdal, who between them constructed the work Counterexamples in Topology, published in $1970$ as by Lynn Arthur Steen and J. Arthur Seebach, Jr..


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  • 1991: Single-Variable Calculus with Discrete Mathematics


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Karl Fink

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Andrew O. Finley

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Charles R. Fleenor

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  • 1996-7: Heronian Triangles with Consecutive Integer Sides (J. Recr. Math. Vol. 28, no. 2: pp. 113 – 115)


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K.A. Fowler

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Javier Fresán

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James W. Friedman

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Lawrence Friedman

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Mitchell J. Friedman

Author of an article in Volume 8 of Scripta Mathematica on the subject of making One Half as Pandigital Fraction, as reported by David Wells in his $1986$ work Curious and Interesting Numbers.
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Roger E. Frye

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  • 1988: Finding $95800^4 + 217519^4 + 414560^4 = 422481^4$ on the Connection Machine


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