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Taxicabs and Sums of Two Cubes

by Joseph H. Silverman

Year of Award: 1994

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 100, 1993, pp. 331-340

Summary: Inspired by Hardy's famous taxi cab number (1729), this paper explores the number of ways a number can be expressed as the sum of two cubes, emphasizing the beautiful interplay between algebra, geometry and number theory.

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About the Author: Joseph H. Silverman was at Brown University at the time of publication.



Subject classification(s): Number Theory | Algebra and Number Theory | Index
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008