Harry Pollard (mathematician)

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Harry Pollard
Personal details
Born 1919
Died November 20, 1985(1985-11-20)
Alma mater Harvard University

Harry Pollard (1919 – November 20, 1985)[1] was an American mathematician. He received his Ph.D from Harvard University in 1942 under the supervision of David Widder,[2] and was Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University from 1961 until his death in 1985. He is known for his work on celestial mechanics and the n-body problem[1] as well as for the several textbooks he authored or co-authored.[3][4]



  1. ^ a b Saari, D. G., "In Memorian. Professor Harry Pollard. 1919-1985", Celestial Mechanics, 37 (4): 349, Bibcode:1985CeMec..37..349S, doi:10.1007/bf01261623, MR 0846726 .
  2. ^ Harry Pollard at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ a b Review of The Theory of Algebraic Numbers by Mordan Ward (1951), Math. Mag. 25 (2): 105, JSTOR 3029662.
  4. ^ a b Review of Applied Mathematics: An Introduction by N. D. Kazarinoff (1973), Math. Mag. 46 (3): 164–165, JSTOR 2687976.