Orrin Frink

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Orrin Frink Jr.
Born(1901-05-31)May 31, 1901
DiedMarch 4, 1988(1988-03-04) (aged 86)
Alma materColumbia University
Known forFrink ideal
Frink's Ratio Test
Scientific career
InstitutionsPennsylvania State University

Orrin Frink Jr. (31 May 1901 – 4 March 1988)[1] was an American mathematician who introduced Frink ideals in 1954.

Frink earned a doctorate from Columbia University in 1926 or 1927[1][2] and worked on the faculty of Pennsylvania State University for 41 years, 11 of them as department chair.[1] His time at Penn State was interrupted by service as assistant chief engineer at the Special Projects Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during World War II, and by two Fulbright fellowships to Dublin, Ireland in the 1960s.[3]

Aline Huke Frink, his wife, was also a mathematician at Penn State.[3] Their son, also named Orrin Frink, became a professor of Slavic languages at Ohio University and Iowa State University.[3][4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Frink, Orrin (1954). "Ideals in partially ordered sets". American Mathematical Monthly. 61 (4): 223–234. doi:10.2307/2306387. JSTOR 2306387. MR 0061575.
  • Frink, Orrin (July 1933). "Jordan measure and Riemann integration". The Annals of Mathematics. 2. 34 (3): 518–526. doi:10.2307/1968175. ISSN 0003-486X. JSTOR 1968175.
  • Frink, Orrin (1926), "A proof of Petersen's theorem", Annals of Mathematics, Second Series, 27 (4): 491–493, doi:10.2307/1967699, ISSN 0003-486X, JSTOR 1967699

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Further reading[edit]

  • Who Was Who in America: with World Notables (ISBN 0837902177), by Marquis Who's Who, Inc., Volume 9, 1989.

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