Henry Burchard Fine
Henry Burchard Fine  

Born 

September 14, 1858
Died  December 22, 1928 
(aged 70)
Nationality  United States 
Alma mater 
University of Leipzig Princeton University 
Children 
John B. Fine May Margaret Fine 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  Princeton University 
Doctoral advisors 
Felix Klein Carl Neumann 
Henry Burchard Fine (September 14, 1858 – December 22, 1928) was an American university dean and mathematician.
Life and career
Fine was born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and was educated at Princeton University (A.B., 1880) and the University of Leipzig (Ph.D., 1885) universities. His Ph.D. thesis, On the singularities of curves of double curvature, was written under the supervision of Felix Klein and Carl Neumann.
At Princeton he was assistant professor (1885–1890), then became professor in 1890, and he also was dean of the faculty from 1903–1912 and dean of the department of science after 1909.
He was president of the American Mathematical Society in 1911–12.
Fine wrote:
 Euclid's Elements (1891)
 The Number System of Algebra (1891; second edition, 1903) PDF/DjVu copy from Internet Archive.
 A College Algebra (1904)
 Coördinate Geometry, with Henry Dallas Thompson (1909) PDF Copy from University of Michigan Historical Math Collection.
 Calculus (1927)
Fine Hall, the building housing the Mathematics Department at Princeton, was named after him, in recognition of his key role in developing the mathematics faculty.
Obituary
 Oswald Veblen, Henry Burchard Fine—In memoriam, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 35, (1929), pp. 726–730.
References
Wikiquote has quotations related to: Henry Burchard Fine 
 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "^{article name needed}". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
 O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Henry Burchard Fine", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
 Henry Burchard Fine at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
External links
 Works by Henry Burchard Fine at Project Gutenberg
 Works by or about Henry Burchard Fine at Internet Archive
Academic offices  

Preceded by Dr. John Thomas Duffield 
Dod Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University 1891–1928 
Succeeded by Luther P. Eisenhart 
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