> Pure mathematics is just a hobby for me (so I do not need to publish, gain > recognition, and obtain research grants or a job). But I am still not > convinced that it is impossible for a hobbyist to make money.
It's close to impossible.
> I have already gained a reputation in my profession (software develop- > ment) and already have a good-paying job. However, research grants are > totally out of the question, because I am self-taught and do not have the > time or inclination to obtain the required college degree (i.e. research > grants are awarded by and for academia). > > By the way, here are two papers that *others* have published about my > work: > http://front.math.ucdavis.edu/0803.1245 > http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987SPIE..755..114C
The papers are irrelevant to your claim. Moreover, one of the papers you cite is close to 30 years old. It all adds up to you being a crank and getting crankier.