Harold Thayer Davis
|Harold Thayer Davis|
October 5, 1892|
|Died||November 14, 1974
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin-Madison
Indiana University Bloomington
|Doctoral advisor||Edward Burr Van Vleck|
Davis received in 1915 his A.B. from Colorado College, in 1919 his A.M. from Harvard University, and in 1926 his PhD under Edward Burr Van Vleck from the University of Wisconsin, after working there as a mathematics instructor from 1920 to 1923. From 1923 to 1937 he taught mathematics at the Indiana University Bloomington, becoming a professor there. From February to August 1937 he was acting research director of the Cowles Commission. Davis became a professor in 1937 at Northwestern University in the mathematics department and the chair of the department in 1942. He was the author of many articles in refereed journals and numerous books and monographs.
- "Relating to the proof of an existence theorem for a certain type of boundary value problem". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 28 (8): 390–394. 1922. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1922-03596-3. MR 1560592.
- "An existence theorem for the characteristic numbers of a certain value boundary problem". Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 26 (1): 1–16. 1924. doi:10.1090/s0002-9947-1924-1501261-5. MR 1501261.
- "An extension to polygamma functions of a theorem of Gauss". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 41 (4): 243–247. 1935. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1935-06055-0. MR 1563067.
- The Volterra Integral Equation. 1930.
- Philosophy and Modern Science. 1931.
- Tables of the Higher Mathematical Functions. Vol. I. 1933.; Vol. II. 1935.
- with F. C. Nelson: Elements of Statistics. 1935.
- A Course in General Mathematics. 1935.
- Theory of Linear Operators. 1936.
- The Theory of Econometrics. 1941.
- The Analysis of Economic Time Series. 1941.
- Political Statistics. 1948.
- Essays in the History of Mathematics. 1948.
- Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics. 1949.
- Quantitative Aspects of the Action of Carcinogenic Substances. 1951.
- Quantitative Aspects of the Carcinogenic Radiations. 1952.
- Introduction to Nonlinear Differential and Integral Equations. 1962.
- Harold Davis, Colorado College
- Harold Thayer Davis at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Guide to the Harold T. Davis (1892–1974) Papers, Northwestern University Library
- Harold T. Davis (1892–1974), Cowles Commission for Research in Economics
- Smithies, A. (Sep 1941). "Review: The Theory of Econometrics, by Harold T. Davis". The American Economic Review. 31 (3): 602–607. JSTOR 1805820.
- Tintner, Gerhard (1942). "Review: The Analysis of Economic Time Series, by Harold T. Davis" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 48 (5): 338–342. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1942-07668-3.