# Mathematician:David Herbert Fowler

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## Mathematician

British historian of mathematics whose thesis concerned the study of ratios as used in ancient Greece before the work of Eudoxus of Cnidus.

## Nationality

British

## History

- Born: April 28, 1937, Blackburn, England
- Died: 13 April 2004, Warwick, England

## Publications

- 1973:
*Introducing Real Analysis* - 1979:
*Ratio in Early Greek Mathematics* - 1980:
*Book II of Euclid's Elements and a Pre-Eudoxan Theory of Ratio* - 1981:
*Anthyphairetic Ratio and Eudoxan Proportion* - 1982:
*A Generalization of the Golden Section* - 1987:
*The Mathematics of Plato's Academy* - 1999:
*The Mathematics of Plato's Academy, 2nd ed.*

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "David Herbert Fowler": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 2008: Ian Stewart:
*Taming the Infinite*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $2$: The Logic of Shape: The golden mean