# Mathematician:Mathematicians/Minor Mathematicians/J

## 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

- -- Eric Temple Bell:

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##### John Jackson

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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##### Kelly Jackson

Author of:

- 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

##### T.H. Jackson

- 1994:
*A New Large Amicable Pair*(*Computers & Mathematics with Applications***Vol. 27**,*no. 6*: pp. 1 – 3) (with S.Y. Yan)

##### Jörg Jahnel

- April 2009:
*New Sums of Three Cubes*(*Math. Comp.***Vol. 78**,*no. 266*: pp. 1227 – 1230) (with Andreas-Stephan Elsenhans)

##### Leigh Janes

Discoverer of the factorion $40 \, 585$ in $1964$.
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##### D.J. Jeffrey

Author of:

- 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)

##### Glyn Johns

Author of:

- 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

Author of:

- 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

##### C.L. Johnson

Contributor to:

- 1948:
*Mathematics In Theory and Practice*(edited by W.W. Sawyer)

##### Wells Johnson

Author of:

- 1987:
*The Diophantine Equation $X^2 + 7 = 2^n$*(*Amer. Math. Monthly***Vol. 94**: pp. 59 – 62) www.jstor.org/stable/2323504

##### C.B. Jones

Author of:

- 1984:
*An Early Program Proof by Alan Turing*(*Ann. Hist. Comput.***Vol. 6**: pp. 139 – 143) (with F.L. Morris)

##### M.F. Jones

Author of:

- 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

Author of:

##### Winfried Just

Author of:

- 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)

##### Dov Juzuk

Author of:

- 1939:
*Curiosa 56*(*Scripta Mathematica***Vol. 7?**: p. 218)