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2011-01-19 16:56:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Would you take advice from a guy who launched his own business with no money, little experience, and only a high school diploma? How about from a man who has closed thousands of deals during a 65-year business career? Meet Jack Nadel, who has made tens of millions of dollars by capitalizing on opportunities that he sees everywhere. As the founder and owner of Jack Nadel International, a premier sales and advertising promotions firm that specializes in...

2010-12-05 00:13:34

Math scholar shares relevant information about prime numbers in new Xlibris release Gaborone, Botswana, Africa (Vocus/PRWEB) December 03, 2010 From author Zwide Mbulawa comes an expository work of mathematical research on prime numbers based on pattern methodology and classification techniques. His book titled The Theory of Prime Number Classification will enlighten mathematics students, professors, researchers, scholars, and other interested readers. As a comprehensive research into the...

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2010-08-12 05:30:00

Scientists are challenging claims by a California mathematician that he has solved the long-standing "P vs. NP" problem, one of the most difficult unsolved riddles of computer science. Dr. Vinay Deolalikar of Hewlett-Packard laboratories says he has solved the long-standing question, one of seven Millennium Prize Problems set out by the Clay Mathematics Institute. The Institute has offered a $1 Million award for anyone who solves any of the problems, which they described as the most difficult...

2009-11-17 09:42:06

New tool for research mathematics on the 150th anniversary of the Riemann Hypothesis. Mathematics is driven by the quest to solve problems and today the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) announces a new tool to help attack those questions. Research problems can take decades or centuries to answer, with partial solutions spawning new problems along the way. Keeping track of all the problems is difficult, even for experts. Sometimes the solution needs an idea from another field, and it...

2009-09-23 14:03:58

Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia, and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem on congruent numbers. The advance, which included work by David Harvey, an assistant professor at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, was achieved through a complex technique for multiplying large numbers. The problem, first posed more than 1000 years ago, concerns the areas of right-angled triangles. A congruent...

2009-09-22 08:19:16

Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia, and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem. The advance was made possible by a clever technique for multiplying large numbers. The numbers involved are so enormous that if their digits were written out by hand they would stretch to the moon and back. The biggest challenge was that these numbers could not even fit into the main memory of the available computers, so the researchers had to...

2008-10-05 03:00:09

By Castelvecchi, Davide Numbers Electron energy levels linked to Riemann hypothesis If two physicists are right, a single electron might know more about numbers than all of the world's mathematicians. In an upcoming Physical Review Letters, the researchers hint that the dynamics of an electron can embody the solution to the nearly 150-year-old Riemann hypothesis, a crucial unsolved problem that has wide and deep consequences for number theory. German Sierra of the Spanish National...

2008-09-29 18:00:12

By - The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13- million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize. The group found the 46th known Mersenne prime last month on a network of 75 computers running Windows XP. The number was verified by a different computer system running a different algorithm. "We're delighted," said UCLA's Edson Smith, the leader of the effort. "Now we're looking for the next one, despite...


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