**Beauregard Stubblefield Worksheet**

Beauregard Stubblefield was born on July 31, 1923 in Navasota,
Texas. As a child, Stubblefield's

father instilled in him the desire to pursue mathematics, but the road to
success would not be easy.

Beauregard would have to overcome the racial barriers of his time. He would
have to fight for the

right to attend a university, as well as work to pay for his education. Beauregard
was determined

to prevail, and by 1945 he had received his bachelor and master's degree from
Prairie View

University in Texas. In 1976, after his first teaching experience at the University
of Liberia,

Beauregard Stubblefield moved to Boone, North Carolina to teach at Appalachian
State University.

He would stay here five years, continuously working on his "search for lower
bounds for odd

perfect numbers." Beauregard Stubblefield continues to have a tremendous impact
on mathematics

as we know it. He is already attributed with several papers on mathematics
including: The Number

of Topologies on a Set of Elements, An Intuitive Approach to Elementary Geometry,
Some

Imbedding and Non-Imbedding Theorems for N-Manifolds, and Lower Bounds For
Odd Perfect

Numbers.

**Problems: **

**Circle the following that are perfect numbers:**

4 12 8 28 10
5 9 6 3 7
14 24

**True or False: **

It is possible for a prime number to be perfect.

**What is a google? **

a. 10^50

b. 100^50

c. 10^100

d. 100^100

**Do odd perfect numbers exist? **

**What is the prime factorization for the following numbers?**

96 120 100 9

**References:**

Burton, David M. *Elementary Number Theory, Second Edition*.
Wm.C. Brown

Publishers. Dubuque, Iowa (1989), 55-56,250-254. (Burton)

Interview with Bob Richardson, professor at Appalachian State University. (interview)

Lower bounds for odd perfect numbers (beyond the googol), Black
Mathematicians

and Their Works, Dorrance & Co. Ardmore, Pa. (1980), 211-222. (lower)

Mathematics of the African Diaspora: Beaurguard Stubblefield.
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/stubblefield_beaurgard.html (mad)

Transcript of an Interview with Stubblefield. Conducted by
Dr. Albert Lewis. Educational

Advancement Foundation. Austin, Texas(1999), 1-26. (transcript)

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