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Topic: More mathematical biography
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Gerry Myerson

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

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