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Mathematician of the day - Bill Zimmerly - 12-19-2009

One of my favourite websites that I check on a daily basis is...

Mathematician of the day

...and on this particular day (December 19) I saw that Mitchell Jay Feigenbaum was born in 1944. Here is his direct Bio no matter what day "today" is...

Feigenbaum

I found his Bio to be significant for this forum because it mentions his work on HP calculators - with the HP-65 being mentioned in particular.

Enjoy!


Re: Mathematician of the day - hpnut - 12-19-2009

Thanks! it's great to know eminent users of HP calculators. Does the professor know this forum exists? :-)


Re: Mathematician of the day - Bill Zimmerly - 12-20-2009

Quote:
Thanks! it's great to know eminent users of HP calculators. Does the professor know this forum exists? :-)

I don't know. It was a great read, wasn't it? I've never heard of the Feigenbaum Number before, and it was neat learning about it.


Re: Mathematician of the day - hpnut - 12-20-2009

Done. I invited the professor to visit us at the Museum :-)


Re: Mathematician of the day - Mark Hardman - 12-20-2009

Checkout this past MoHPC thread that discusses programming methods that Feigenbaum might have used.

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/archv014.cgi?read=57727

and

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/archv014.cgi?read=57914

Edited: 20 Dec 2009, 8:33 p.m.