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- 1 Suggestions for New Material
- 2 Vázsonyi
- 3 Discussion about Pronunciation
- 4 Beliefs
- 5 Notes
- 6 Paul Erdős: alphabetization criteria et cœtera...
- 7 He was tricked by the Monty Hall Problem
- 8 Pal Erdős - a more critical view needed
Suggestions for New Material
I think his relationship with his mother should also be mentioned --Xamedes
Names of his Family Members
If anyone nedded the information, his mother's name was Anna, his father was Lajos, and his 2 sisters who both died while he was being born were named Klàra and Magda.--Puckeater8 02:50, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Perhaps something should be said about Erdos and the Fields medal. --Anon
I would love to see some more pictures of him, earlier in life. Some from his 20s when he became a doctor would be really cool to see, but even some from his 40s or 50s would be nice.
I don' t understand how you can site Paul Hoffmans book "The man who loved only numbers" and not include Andrew Vázsonyi in the article. He was one of Erdos' good friends before WW2. --Puckeater8 22:41, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Discussion about Pronunciation
On the pronunciation: It said "Erd-ish" before. Hoffman's book says "Air-dish". Both are wrong. Of course it is difficult to express a foreign pronunciation in terms of English given that English lacks the exact sounds required. However, a fair approximation is that the first syllable is like "air" except that the "r" is rolled slightly. The second syllable is like "dersh". The long accent makes the second syllable long. Stress is on the first syllable. My authority for this is that I asked him. --Zero 05:27, 15 Oct 2003 (UTC)
- I confirm (being a Hungarian) :). I'm not strong on SAMPA but I try to create a Hunagrian - SAMPA - IPA chart on hu:SAMPA Magyar nyelvhez which should help in the future pron. guides. So far you may see that it's transscripted as "errd9:S" in SAMPA (except if I figured it wrong; I can't write IPA here because Opera can't translate UTF8 input to 8859-1 webpages). --grin 08:26, 15 Oct 2003 (UTC)
- The problem is that "dersh" works only for certain accents. In particular, it's highly misleading for the large majority of the population of the U.S. and almost the whole population of Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand, for whom "dersh" means something with a /r/ sound in it. I'm going to try to clarify it. —JerryFriedman 20:49, 30 Sep 2004 (UTC)
in the main article Erdós is said to be agnostic, however in the linked Mathematical beauty article he is said to be an atheist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_beauty. This conflict should be researched and there should be ushered in beauty of uniformity.
Can somebody make a link to Dennis Gabor, a physicist featured in (the English language version of) Wikipedia, and mentioned in the Notes, but with his name spelled in Hungarian? Thanks!
Paul Erdős: alphabetization criteria et cœtera...
[I have wrote the following to Mr. Rubin at his discussion page...]
Of your user page...:
- This user is a relatively famous Wikipedian: Arthur Rubin;
- Note: I didn't write that, but I don't feel comfortable taking it out. — Arthur Rubin | (talk).
- My note about this: I dont know you, but that words seemed to express a sincere feeling. I hope his/her maybe quite correct!
Let us go to the goal...
Honourable Mr. Rubin,
I think I have understood why you have reverted the alphabetization I have proposed for two or three times at Paul Erdős article.
In fact — last time — , you have commented the revertions as follows:
- 01:19 7 february 2007 (Revert failed alphabetization AGAIN)
- 01:21 7 february 2007 (Let's try this sort, if yoy want to alphabetize)
If you appreciate [FAMILY NAME, FIRST NAME] form (Nothing against it. I do appreciate this too!...), then, accordingly, at "COLABORATIONS" TOPIC, it must appear, for example:
- * Alavi, Yousef;
- * Bollobas, Bela;
- * (and so the following..., until Wrinkler, Peter, naturally, the last)
And, so, this "in fact"-alphabetized set would make sense: to provide quick and easy seeking, don't you agree?
On the other side — but under the same theme — why revertion done at "EXTERNAL LINKS" TOPIC? I really do not understand it. If Wikipedia Policies & Rules prescribe it in such manner, please, can you report it to me?
As you have seen — I think so — I am not an "anglo-culture native user", but a foreign ("alien" or "stranger"...) one, from Brasil. But I, naturally, want to obey or conform to the "Anglophone-Wikipedia home rules", not conform to mine.
So, my zealous wiki-editor... Can you answer me these questions, and solve these doubts?
Finally, can you post your answer to these questions on my discussion page?
EgídioCampos, 2007.02.07, 14:20 UTC.
He was tricked by the Monty Hall Problem
ref Classic Problems of Probability - Gorroochurn
Pal Erdős - a more critical view needed
|Nonsense from a sock-puppet of a blocked user.|
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Two notes below belong to J. Larson:1.
(All above is mainly copy-pasted from Gabbay, Dov M.; Kanamori, Akihiro; Woods, John; Sets and extensions in the twentieth century, 2012 edition)
3. From In memoriam: James Earl Baumgartner (1943 - 2011) we learn that the paper
Paul Erdos and Richard Rado. A partition calculus in set theory. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., 62:427–489, 1956 contains a large part proved by Kurepa in his paper
Đuro Kurepa. Ensembles ordonnées et ramifiés. Publ. Math. Univ. Belgrade, 4:1–138, 1935. A35.
21 years earlier. But Kurepa wasn't mentioned in this Erdos-Rado work. The only new thing in the Erdor-Rado paper was a conjecture refuted by Specker.
4. P Erdos et all; Choosability in Graphs: In Graph Coloring Problems by Tommy R. Jensen, Bjarne Toft John Wiley & Sons, 2011 (p. 19) we read, The idea of associating with each vertex v of G a list L(v) from which the colors has to be chosen in coloring of G is due independently to Vizing  and to Erdős, Rubin, and Taylor . Further in  we read Borodin [Bor] (1977) and Erdős-Rubin-Taylor [ERT] independently characterized the degree-listcolorable graphs. But there is no due credits given to Soviet mathematicians in the Erdős-Rubin-Taylor paper.--BTZorbas (talk) 15:39, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
Note In the article it was said, "Ten years later, in 1973, the 60-year-old Erdős voluntarily left Hungary". But in his [ERT] paper from 1979 he wrote that he was affiliated with Hungarian Institute of Sciences.--BTZorbas (talk) 15:57, 22 January 2018 (UTC)