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Mrs Zen

Hi

You may not be aware of this, but the h2g2 Community Consortium is putting together a collection of entries to show off how good the writing on the site actually is. Now if we were the BBC we could just use peoples stuff as part of the terms and conditions. But we arent the BBC, so we need to ask nicely. Someone suggested your Prime Numbers entry (but with 50 + to pick from you might want to suggest another). So... Big Al.... can we use one of your entries to plug the Consortium, plug h2g2 and plug the Guide?

Thanks

Ben


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BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Yes, please do. I'm happy to go with the Prime Numbers Entry.

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Mrs Zen

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


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Mrs Zen

Gosh, I was feeling enthusiastic that day.

I'm subbing the entry for the book, and it strikes me loud and clear that it could really do with some graphs and illustrations. I've done a sieve of Eratosthenes, but an illustration of Gaus's plotting of inverse probability against number wouldn't go amis, and the Riemann landscape would be just peachy.

What do you think?

Could you plot them for me - could you find plots we can use?

(I lack the maths and the graphing software to do it, though I'll ask Z. But he's working this weekend).

I'm getting the first proof copies together tomorrow (Sunday 17th) but this is lulu, so I can add things in at a later date. It seems entirely crazy that this entry wasn't thoroughly illustrated.

Ben


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BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Would this be useful:

http://www.storyofmathematics.com/19th_riemann.html

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Mrs Zen

Ooohhhhh! Pretty!

Er - that was the wrong reaction, wasn't it?

It would, but for the copyright issues over the images. Oh well, it was just an idea.

I do like the entry.

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BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Oops smiley - sorry

Unfortunately I don't have the skills to create such a graph myself.

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Mrs Zen

Glad it's not just me!

smiley - smiley

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