Henry Burchard Fine
Henry Burchard Fine | |
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Born |
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania |
September 14, 1858
Died |
December 22, 1928 Princeton, New Jersey |
(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
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- 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
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Preceded by Dr. John Thomas Duffield |
Dod Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University 1891–1928 |
Succeeded by Luther P. Eisenhart |
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