Person: Macduffee, Cyrus Colton
Cyrus MacDuffee was an American mathematiian who wrote a number of influential research papers in abstract algebra.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Cyrus Thompson MacDuffee was born in Mcduffietown, Seneca, New York, on 11 February 1842.
- Cyrus Thompson MacDuffee died in Oneida, New York, on 14 July 1917.
- MacDuffee was educated in New York and went to Colgate University to study for his first degree.
- MacDuffee graduated from Colgate University with a B.S. degree in 1917 and then went to Chicago University to study for a Master's degree.
- MacDuffee was appointed as an instructor at Princeton University in 1922 and taught there for three years.
- MacDuffee left Princeton in 1925 and was appointed as an assistant professor at Ohio State University.
- This paper contains the theorem which today is known as the Latimer-MacDuffee theorem.
- We have already mentioned MacDuffee's 1933 book The Theory of Matrices.
- This was the first of four classic books that MacDuffee wrote, the other three being An introduction to abstract algebra (1940), Vectors and matrices (1943) and Theory of equations (1954).
Born 29 June 1895, Oneida, New York, USA. Died 21 August 1961, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
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