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Thomas Scott Fiske (1865–1944) was an American mathematician. He was born in New York City and graduated in 1885 (Ph.D., 1888) from Columbia University, where he was a fellow, assistant, tutor, instructor, and adjunct professor until 1897, when he became professor of mathematics. In 1899 he was acting dean of Barnard College. He was president in 1902-04 of the American Mathematical Society, and he also edited the Bulletin (1891-99) and Transactions (1899-1905) of this society. In 1902 he became secretary of the College Entrance Examination Board. In 1905-06 he also served as president of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics of the Middle States and Maryland. Besides his mathematical papers, he was author of Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable (1906; fourth edition, 1907)

Writings

* Functions of a complex variable (New York: J. Wiley, 1907)


Obiturary

* W. Benjamin Fite Thomas Scott Fiske—In memoriam Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 50, 283, (1944).

This article incorporates text from an edition of the New International Encyclopedia that is in the public domain.

External links

* Thomas Fiske Collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin

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