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factor

In algebra, certain kinds of polynomials (expressions consisting of several or many terms) can be factorized using their common factors . Brackets are

Open Fermat, Pierre de (1601 - 1665)
Fermat, Pierre de (1601 - 1665)

French mathematician who, with Blaise Pascal , founded the theory of probability and the modern theory of numbers. Fermat also made contributions to

Open Fibonacci numbers
Fibonacci numbers

The sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, … where each term, after the first two, is the sum of the preceding pair of terms. Sometimes the sequence is

Open Fisher, Irving (1867 - 1947)
Fisher, Irving (1867 - 1947)

US economist, noted for developing the quantity theory of money . His contributions ran all the way from mathematical statistics to monetary doctrine

Open Fourier, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1768 - 1830)
Fourier, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1768 - 1830)

Unusually for a mathematician, Fourier pursued a distinguished nonmathematical career. He was a civilian member of General Bonaparte’s expedition to

Open Fractals
Fractals

A term introduced in 1975 by the French mathematician B.B. Mandelbrot to describe geometric objects that, in a certain sense, have ‘fractional

fraction

[Lat.,=breaking], in arithmetic, an expression representing a part, or several equal parts, of a unit. In writing a fraction, e.g., 2/5 or 2/5, the

Frege, Gottlob (1848 - 1925)

Place : Germany Subject : biography, maths and statistics German logical philosopher and mathematician whose main purpose was to define once and for

Open Friedman, Milton, 1912-2006
Friedman, Milton, 1912-2006

Born: July 31, 1912, in Brooklyn, New York; Died: November 16, 2006, in San Francisco, California; American; monetary policy, price theory, public

Open fuzzy logic
fuzzy logic

In mathematics and computing, a form of knowledge representation suitable for notions (such as ‘hot’ or ‘loud’) that cannot be defined precisely but