George F. Simmons
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George F. Simmons

George Finlay Simmons (March 3, 1925[1] - August 6, 2019)[2][3] was an American mathematician who worked in topology and classical analysis. He was known as the author of widely used textbooks on university mathematics.

Life

He was born in 3 March 1925 in Austin, Texas.

He received his BS degree from California Institute of Technology in 1946. He received his MS degree from University of Chicago in 1948. After finishing his PhD from Yale University in 1957, he joined Colorado College as a lecturer.[4]

From 1957 to his death in 2019, he taught at a number of universities, which include Williams College, the University of Rhode Island, Yale University, the University of Maine, and the University of Chicago.[5]

Quotes

In the algebra preface of his book Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell, Professor George F. Simmons wrote that the New Math produced students who had "heard of the commutative law, but did not know the multiplication table."[6]

Selected publications

Some of his books are:[7]

  • Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis (1963)[8][9][10]
  • Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes (1972, 1991, 2016)[11][12][13][14]
  • Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell (1981)[15]
  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry (1985, 1996)[16]
  • Calculus Gems: Brief Lives and Memorable Mathematics (1992)[17][18][19]

References

  1. ^ WWII Draft Registration Card
  2. ^ "Simmons, George F. 1925- (George Finlay) [WorldCat Identities]". Worldcat.
  3. ^ https://www.coloradocollege.edu/newsevents/newsroom/professor-emeritus-of-mathematics-george-simmons-passes-away
  4. ^ "Mathematician:George Finlay Simmons - ProofWiki". proofwiki.org.
  5. ^ "Professor George Simmons o Mathematics & Computer Science Colorado College". coloradocollege.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-09-17. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Simmons, George F. (2003). "Algebra – Introduction". Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell: Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry: Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry. Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 33. ISBN 9781592441303.
  7. ^ "George F. Simmons". goodreads.com.
  8. ^ Smith, Perry. "Review of Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis". 35 (4): 592-592. doi:10.2307/2271489. JSTOR 2271489. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ "Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis - Mathematical Association of America". maa.org.
  10. ^ Danese, Arthur E. (1 January 1964). "Review of Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis". 71 (4): 450-450. doi:10.2307/2313284. JSTOR 2313284. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  11. ^ S. H. Cox, Jr. (1 January 1975). "Review of Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes". 82 (8): 862-863. doi:10.2307/2319827. JSTOR 2319827. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  12. ^ Schaumberger, Norman (1 January 1972). "Review of Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes (T t, P)". 65 (6): 548-548. JSTOR 27958990. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  13. ^ Redheffer, R. M. (1 January 1975). "Review of Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations, Second Enlarged Edition with Applications., ; Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes., ; Ordinary Differential Equations". 82 (9): 945-949. doi:10.2307/2318518. JSTOR 2318518. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  14. ^ https://www.maa.org/press/maa-reviews/differential-equations-with-applications-and-historical-notes
  15. ^ Bunting, T. (1983) review of Precalculus mathematics in a nutshell, by George F. Simmons. Pp 119. 1981. ISBN 0-86576-009-8 (William Kaufmann, W. H. Freeman). The Mathematical Gazette, 67(440), 150-151. doi:10.2307/3616866
  16. ^ http://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/0002989051112.di991736.99p03667.pdf
  17. ^ Mather, Jeanne Ramirez (1 January 2007). "Review of Calculus Gems: Brief Lives and Memorable Mathematics". 101 (5): 397-398. JSTOR 20876153. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  18. ^ Waters, William (1 January 1992). "Review of Calculus Gems: Brief Lives and Memorable Mathematics". 80 (5): 501-501. JSTOR 29774758. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  19. ^ Pengelley, David J. (1 January 1994). "Review of Calculus Gems: Brief Lives and Memorable Mathematics". 101 (4): 374-380. doi:10.2307/2975640. JSTOR 2975640. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)



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