Mathematician:George Finlay Simmons

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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 René Descartes.




  • 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


  • 1981: Precalculus Mathematics in a Nutshell
  • 1985: Calculus with Analytic Geometry
    • 1996: Calculus with Analytic Geometry (2nd ed.)