Oskar Perron

1880 - 1975

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Oskar Perron was a German mathematician best known for the Perron paradox:
Suppose the largest natural number is N. Then if N > 1 we have N2 > N contradicting the definition. Hence (!) N = 1.
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  1. F Litten (Oskar Perron in the Third Reich -- in German)
  2. University of Heidelberg (In German)
  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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