This page collects mentions of minor (mainly contemporary) mathematicians whose biographical details are unavailable.
- 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.
American $19$th century mathematician who described himself as a "Private Teacher of the Mathematics".
Known now only for his $1821$ book Rational Amusement for Winter Evenings; Or, a Collection of Above 200 Curious and Interesting Puzzles and Paradoxes relating to Arithmetic, Geometry, Geography &c. With Their Solution, And Four Plates. Designed chiefly for Young Persons.
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- Feb. 1993: Extensions of a Sums-of-Squares Problem (Math. Mag. Vol. 66, no. 1: pp. 41 – 43) (with Francis Masat and Robert Mitchell) www.jstor.org/stable/2690474
- 1994: A New Large Amicable Pair (Computers & Mathematics with Applications Vol. 27, no. 6: pp. 1 – 3) (with S.Y. Yan)
- April 2009: New Sums of Three Cubes (Math. Comp. Vol. 78, no. 266: pp. 1227 – 1230) (with Andreas-Stephan Elsenhans)
- 1996: On the Lambert $W$ Function (Adv. Comput. Math. Vol. 5: pp. 329 – 359) (with R.M. Corless, G.H. Gonnet, D.E.G Hare and D.E. Knuth)
- Nov. 1994: The Palindrome Problem in Base 2 (The Mathematical Gazette Vol. 78, no. 483: pp. 312 – 314) (with James Wiegold) www.jstor.org/stable/3620206
Allan William Johnson
- 1975: Allan W. Johnson: Problems: $953$: Absolute Primes ( Vol. 48: pp. 239 – 240) www.jstor.org/stable/2690361
- 1977: Allan W. Johnson: Solutions: $953$: Absolute Primes ( Vol. 50: pp. 100 – 103) www.jstor.org/stable/2689738
- 1987: The Diophantine Equation $X^2 + 7 = 2^n$ (Amer. Math. Monthly Vol. 94: pp. 59 – 62) www.jstor.org/stable/2323504
- 1984: An Early Program Proof by Alan Turing (Ann. Hist. Comput. Vol. 6: pp. 139 – 143) (with F.L. Morris)
- Jan. 1967: Statistics on Certain Large Primes (Math. Comp. Vol. 21, no. 97: pp. 103 – 107) (with M. Lal and W.J. Blundon) www.jstor.org/stable/2003476
W. David Joyner
- 1996: Discovering Modern Set Theory. I: The Basics (with Martin Weese)
- 1997: Discovering Modern Set Theory. II: Set-Theoretic Tools for Every Mathematician (with Martin Weese)
- 1939: Curiosa 56 (Scripta Mathematica Vol. 7?: p. 218)