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1996--A Triple Anniversary

Year of Award: 1997

Award: Trevor Evans

Publication Information: Math Horizons, Sept. 1996, pp. 8-13

Summary: 1996 is the centennial of the first proof of the prime number theorem, the bicentennial of the discovery of the geometric constructability of the regular 17-gon, and the tricentennial of the publication of the first calculus textbook.

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About the Author: (from Math Horizons, Sept. (1996)) William Dunham is Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College.

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1996 is the centennial of the first proof of the prime number theorem, the bicentennial of the discovery of the geometric constructability of the regular 17-gon, and the tricentennial of the publication of the first calculus textbook.

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