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More mathematical biography
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Mar 4, 1998 10:51 PM




Re: More mathematical biography
Posted:
Mar 4, 1998 10:51 PM


In article <6dej6a$euk$1@gannett.math.niu.edu>, rusin@vesuvius.math.niu.edu (Dave Rusin) wrote:
> ...what do we know of the Farey of Farey sequences?
I think I read somewhere that he was a geologist & shows up as such in some Dictionary of National Biography or Dictionary of Scientific Biography. He wasn't a mathematician and this is one of the egregious instances of something being named after the wrong person.
Sorry to be so vague.
Gerry Myerson (gerry@mpce.mq.edu.au)



