Acknowledgements

My greatest thanks go to my mathematics teacher Dr. Franz Hagen, who accompanied me from the 9th to the 13th grade (Abitur) at the Gymnasium in Oer-Erkenschwick. He was the one who gave me the joy of mathematics and recognized something like a talent. I dedicate this website to him.

I thank the many mathematicians all over the world who were so kind to answer my questions, to criticize my texts and ideas constructively or to help me in other ways. Furthermore, I would like to mention the following people in alphabetical order.

Friedrich Ludwig Bauer
Christian Boyer
Jonathan Borwein
Holger Dette
Peter Dinkelacker
Andreas Fillipi
Erich Friedman
Dirk Frettlöh

Heiko Harborth
Michael Joswig
Bernhard Klaaßen
Sascha Kurz
Jeffrey C. Lagarias
Lee Morgenstern
Tony D. Noe
Christoph P. Pöppe

Harald Scheid
David Sixsmith
Neil J. A. Sloane
Alexander Soifer
Stefan Vogel
Hans Walser
Günther Wirsching
Dieter Wolke