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" Hay un concepto que es el corruptor y el desatinador de los otros. No hablo del Mal cuyo limitado imperio es la ética; hablo del infinito. Yo anhelé compilar alguna vez su móvil historia. La numerosa Hidra (monstruo palustre que viene a ser una prefiguración o un emblema de las progresiones geométricas) daría conveniente horror a su pórtico; la coronarían las sórdidas pesadillas de Kafka y sus capítulos centrales no desconocerían las conjeturas de ese remoto cardenal alemán—Nicolás de Krebs, Nicolás de Cusa—que en la circunferencia vio un polígono de un número infinito de ángulos y dejó escrito que una línea infinita sería una recta, sería un triángulo, sería un círculo y sería una esfera (De docta ignorantia, I, 13). Cinco, siete años de aprendizaje metafísico, teológico, matemático me capacitarían (tal vez) para planear decorosamente ese libro. Inútil agregar que la vida me prohibe esa esperanza, y aún ese adverbio..."

Jorge Luis Borges en Avatares de la Tortuga.


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comment Papers that debunk common myths in the history of mathematics
@Victor: Maybe you were thinking of Mr. Markowsky's review of Mario Livio's book on $\phi$. It appeared several years ago in the Notices of the AMS and you can find it here: ams.org/notices/200503/rev-markowsky.pdf
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revised How many primes have the form $(2^p+1)/3$?
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reviewed Edit Positivity of the Coulomb energy in two dimensions
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reviewed Edit Painleve test of a new PDE hierarchies
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23
revised Painleve test of a new PDE hierarchies
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17
comment On a result attributed to W. Ljunggren and T. Nagell
Wow! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to scan the paper and leave your translation of it here on MO! Incidentally, I had just read about the digitization of K. Mahler's papers in the latest issue of the Notices of the AMS: ams.org/notices/201505/rnoti-p526.pdf
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comment On a result attributed to W. Ljunggren and T. Nagell
@knsam: I would really appreciate it if you did that for me! You can send the scanned document to this email: da.pigasus@gmail.com With the aid of it and the Zentralblatt review of which Mr. Brunault has made me aware, I hope to have a clearer view of Ljunggren's demonstration of the result in question.
May
15
comment On a result attributed to W. Ljunggren and T. Nagell
Methinks it would have to be an international interlibrary loan, if such a thing is possible...
May
15
comment On a result attributed to W. Ljunggren and T. Nagell
That book is out of my reach, too.
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