MAA Writing Awards
Taxicabs and Sums of Two Cubes
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.
About the Author: Joseph H. Silverman was at Brown University at the time of publication.