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Count On Resources Resources: Misconceptions in Mathematics This great new section elaborates some of the popular misconceptions in mathematics.
Eratosthenes (276-194 B.C.) was the third librarian of the famous library in Alexandria and an outstanding scholar all around. He is remembered by his measurement of the circumference of the Earth, estimates of the distances to the sun and the moon, and, in mathematics, for the invention of an algorithm for collecting prime numbers. The algorithm is known as the Sieve of Eratosthenes .