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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

- -- Eric Temple Bell:

### W

##### Raymond Walker

Author of:

##### Paul Wang

Author of:

- October 1994:
*Quantitative Estimates for Polynomials in One or Several Variables*(*Math. Mag.***Vol. 67**,*no. 4*: pp. 243 – 257) (with Bernard Beauzamy and Per Enflo) www.jstor.org/stable/2690843

##### Rex Watson

Author of:

- July 1994:
*Runs of Composite Integers and the Chinese Remainder Theorem*(*The Mathematical Gazette***Vol. 78**,*no. 482*: pp. 167 – 172) www.jstor.org/stable/3618573

##### Keith Wayland

Author of:

- Jan. 1983:
*Construction of Smith Numbers*(*Math. Mag.***Vol. 56**,*no. 1*: pp. 36 – 37) (with Sham Oltikar) www.jstor.org/stable/2690265

##### Wolfgang J. Weber

Author of:

- 1976:
*Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists*(with K. Weltner) (translated into English 1986 by J. Grosjean and P. Schuster)

##### Klaus Weltner

Author of:

- 1976:
*Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists*(with W.J. Weber) (translated into English 1986 by J. Grosjean and P. Schuster)

##### Martin Weese

Author of:

- 1996:
*Discovering Modern Set Theory. I: The Basics*(with Winfried Just) - 1997:
*Discovering Modern Set Theory. II: Set-Theoretic Tools for Every Mathematician*(with Winfried Just)

##### Sol Weintraub

Author of:

- 1977:
*Seventeen Primes in Arithmetic Progression*(*Math. Comp.***Vol. 31**,*no. 140*: p. 1030) www.jstor.org/stable/2006135 - 1981:
*A Large Prime Gap*(*Math. Comp.***Vol. 36**: p. 279) www.jstor.org/stable/2007746 - 1993:
*A Prime Gap of $864$*(*J. Recr. Math.***Vol. 25**: pp. 42 – 43)

##### Neil A. Weiss

Author of:

- 2005:
*A Course in Probability*

##### William Wernick

Author of:

- 1968:
*Problems & Solutions in Euclidean Geometry*(with M.N. Aref)

##### R. Wesley

Contributor to:

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

Editor of (and contributor to):

- 1954:
*Mathematics For All*

##### Alfred E. Western

Author of:

- 1909:
*Note on Fermat's numbers*(*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc.***Vol. 18**: pp. 1 – 6) (with J.C. Morehead)

##### M.T. Whalen

- 1990:
*Odd abundant numbers: some interesting observations*(*J. Recr. Math.***Vol. 22**: pp. 257 – 261) (with C.L. Miller)

##### Michael J. Whinihan

- 1963:
*Fibonacci Nim*(*The Fibonacci Quarterly***Vol. 1**,*no. 4*: pp. 9 – 13)

##### W.P. Whitlock, Jr.

Mathematician who made some empirical observations about Pythagorean triangles in the mid-$20$th century.
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##### James Wiegold

Author of:

- Nov. 1994:
*The Palindrome Problem in Base 2*(*The Mathematical Gazette***Vol. 78**,*no. 483*: pp. 312 – 314) (with Glyn Johns) www.jstor.org/stable/3620206

##### Albert Wilansky

Author of:

- 1982:
*Smith Numbers*(*Two-Year College Mathematics Journal***Vol. 13**: p. 21) www.jstor.org/stable/3026531

##### Kenneth M. Wilke

##### John Wilkinson

Translator (into English) of:

##### Kenneth S. Williams

Author of:

- Nov. 1964:
*On Norrie's Identity*(*Math. Mag.***Vol. 37**,*no. 5*: p. 322) www.jstor.org/stable/2689242

##### Stephen Willard

Author of:

- 1970:
*General Topology*

##### Alfred Wohlhauser

Author of:

- 1986:
*Advanced Mathematics for Practicing Engineers*(with Kurt Arbenz)

##### Herbert J. Woodall

##### G.A.P. Wyllie

Author of:

##### Jeremy Wyndham

Author of:

- 1998:
*Why do Buses Come in Threes?*(with Rob Eastaway) - 2002:
*How Long is a Piece of String?*(with Rob Eastaway)