The football player and the infinite series Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • This is the text of an expository talk given at the May 1997 Detroit meeting of the American Mathematical Society. It is a tale of a famous football player and a subtle problem he posed about the uniform convergence of Dirichlet series. Hiding in the background is the theory of analytic functions of an infinite number of variables.

author list (cited authors)

  • Boas, H. P.

complete list of authors

  • Boas, Harold P

publication date

  • June 1997