# Mathematician:George Finlay Simmons

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## Mathematician

American mathematician who has worked in topology and classical analysis.

Renowned for both his teaching abilities and his first-class text books.

Also notable for taking the unusual stance of casting doubt upon the importance of the legacy of RenĂ© Descartes.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: March 3, 1925
- 1946: B.S. California Institute of Technology
- 1948: M.S. University of Chicago
- 1957: Ph.D. Yale University
- 1962: Joined Colorado College as a lecturer
- Died: August 6, 2019

## Publications

- 1981:
*Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell*(1981)

- 1985:
*Calculus with Analytic Geometry*- 1996:
*Calculus with Analytic Geometry*(2nd ed.)

- 1996:

- 1992:
*Calculus Gems*