Date: Mar 16, 2000 3:31 PM
Author: Andrew Bowering
Subject: [HM] L'Hopital, Pythagoras, Ptolemy and Hilbert
Note: Non-member submission

I am in my final year of a degree course in Mathematics and in need of

big help. I have noticed the wealth of knowledge out there amongst

you but now I need to tap into this knowledge. Firstly I need some

examples of results which are not named after the people who derived

them - ie - L'Hopital's rule, found by his tutor Johann Bernoulli.

Secondly, just a general question. Is there a difference between

pythagorean theorem and pythagoras' theorem? I believe there is but a

lot sources have this muddled up.

Where on earth (!) can I find information about how man's conception

of the size of universe has changed throughout history?

Finally and most importantly I need to know what progress has been

made to solving the Riemann hypothesis since it was first stated, way

back in antiquity. Also, apart from the fact that it is still not

solved, what would you consider to be significant about the problem?

I thank you all massively for any help you can give me.

Regards

Andrew