David Eugene Smith

David Eugene Smith

David Eugene Smith, Ph.D., LL.D. was an American mathematician and educator. A lawyer for the first part of his career, he then became a professor at Michigan State Normal College in 1891, the principal of the State Normal School at Brockport, N. Y. in 1898, and then professor of mathematics at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1901. He was editor of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, contributed to other mathematical journals, published a series of textbooks, translated Professor F. Klein’s Famous Problems of Geometry and Fink’s History of Mathematics, edited Augustus De Morgan’s Budget of Paradoxes, and wrote several books including History of Modern Mathematics and The Teaching of Geometry.

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 21 Jan 1860
  • Death Date: 29 July 1944
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History of Modern Mathematics (1906)
History of Modern Mathematics is a comprehensive guide to different theories and strategies of mathematics ranging from Theory of Numbers, Theory of Equations, Complex Numbers, Calculus, Analytical Geometry, and others.