David Fowler (mathematician)

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David Fowler
Born(1937-04-28)28 April 1937
Died13 April 2004(2004-04-13) (aged 66)
Warwick, England
Alma materGonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Known forGreek mathematics
Scientific career
InstitutionsManchester University
University of Warwick

David Herbert Fowler (28 April 1937 – 13 April 2004) was a historian of Greek mathematics who published work on pre-Eudoxian ratio theory (using the process he called anthyphairesis). He disputed the standard story of Greek mathematical discovery, in which the discovery of the phenomenon of incommensurability came as a shock.

Fowler was also the translator of René Thom's book Structural Stability and Morphogenesis from French (Stabilité strukturelle et morphogénèse) into English.


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