Tom M. Apostol
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Tom M. Apostol  

Born 
Helper, Utah, U.S. 
August 20, 1923
Died  May 8, 2016  (aged 92)
Nationality  American 
Alma mater 
University of Washington (B.S., M.S.) University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.) 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions  California Institute of Technology 
Doctoral advisor  Derrick Henry Lehmer 
Doctoral students 
Basil Gordon Abe Sklar 
Tom Mike Apostol (August 20, 1923 – May 8, 2016)^{[1]} was an American analytic number theorist and professor at the California Institute of Technology, best known as the author of widely used mathematical textbooks.
Life and career
Apostol was born in Helper, Utah. His parents, Emmanouil Apostolopoulos and Efrosini Papathanasopoulos, were Greek immigrants.^{[2]} Apostolopoulos's name was shortened to Mike Apostol when he obtained his United States citizenship, and Tom Apostol inherited this Americanized surname.^{[2]}
Apostol received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering in 1944, Master's degree in mathematics from the University of Washington in 1946, and a PhD in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1948.^{[3]} Since then Apostol was a faculty member at UC Berkeley, MIT, and Caltech. He was the author of several influential graduate and undergraduate level textbooks.
Apostol was the creator and project director for Project MATHEMATICS! producing videos which explore basic topics in high school mathematics. He helped popularize the visual calculus devised by Mamikon Mnatsakanian with whom he also wrote a number of papers, many of which appeared in the American Mathematical Monthly. Apostol also provided academic content for an acclaimed video lecture series on introductory physics, The Mechanical Universe.
In 2001, Apostol was elected in the Academy of Athens.^{[4]}^{[5]} He received a Lester R. Ford Award in 2005,^{[6]}^{[7]}^{[8]} in 2008,^{[9]} and in 2010.^{[10]} In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.^{[11]}
Bibliography
 Mathematical Analysis: A Modern Approach to Advanced Calculus, (1957) AddisonWesley, ISBN 0201002884
 Introduction to Analytic Number Theory, (1976) SpringerVerlag, New York. ISBN 0387901639
 Modular Functions and Dirichlet Series in Number Theory, (1990) SpringerVerlag, New York. ISBN 038790185X
 Calculus, Volume 1, Onevariable calculus, with an introduction to linear algebra, (1967) Wiley, ISBN 0536000050, ISBN 9780471000051
 Calculus, Volume 2, Multivariable calculus and linear algebra with applications to differential equations and probability, (1969) Wiley, ISBN 0471000086
 The Mechanical Universe: Mechanics and Heat, Advanced Edition ISBN 0521304326 (with Steven C. Frautschi, Richard P. Olenick, and David L. Goodstein)
 New Horizons in Geometry ISBN 088385354X (with Mamikon Mnatsakanian)
Notes
 ^ Tom M. Apostol, 1923–2016
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} Albers, Donald J.; Apostol, Tom (1997). "An Interview with Tom Apostol". The College Mathematics Journal. Mathematical Association of America. 28, No. 4 (4): 250–270. doi:10.2307/2687147. JSTOR 2687147.
 ^ Tom M. Apostol at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 ^ «Professor Elected to Greek Academy», Caltech Media Relations.
 ^ "Members of the First Section". Academy of Athens. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
 ^ Apostol, Tom; Mnatsakanian, Mamikon (2004). "Isoperimetric and Isoparametric Problems". Amer. Math. Monthly. 111 (2): 118–136. doi:10.2307/4145213.
 ^ Apostol, Tom; Mnatsakanian, Mamikon (2004). "A Fresh Look at the Method of Archimedes". Amer. Math. Monthly. 111: 496–508. doi:10.2307/4145068.
 ^ Apostol, Tom; Mnatsakanian, Mamikon (2004). "Figures Circumscribing Circles". Amer. Math. Monthly. 111: 853–863. doi:10.2307/4145094.
 ^ Apostol, Tom. M.; Mnatsakanian, Mamikon A. (2007). "Unwrapping Curves from Cylinders and Cones". Amer. Math. Monthly. 114: 388–416. JSTOR 27642220.
 ^ Apostol, Tom M.; Mnatsakanian, Mamikon A. (2009). "New Insight into Cycloidal Areas". Amer. Math. Monthly. 116 (7): 598–611. doi:10.4169/193009709x458573.
 ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 20121103.
External links
 Tom M. Apostol, Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, Caltech
 A VISUAL Approach to CALCULUS problems
 Tom M. Apostol on IMDb
 Project MATHEMATICS!
 1923 births
 2016 deaths
 20thcentury American mathematicians
 21stcentury American mathematicians
 Greek mathematicians
 Number theorists
 University of Washington alumni
 University of California, Berkeley alumni
 University of California, Berkeley faculty
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty
 California Institute of Technology faculty
 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society
 Textbook writers
 People from Helper, Utah
 American people of Greek descent
 Mathematicians from Utah