Philip Rabinowitz (mathematician)

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Philip Rabinowitz
Born (1926-08-14)August 14, 1926
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died July 21, 2006(2006-07-21) (aged 79)
Jerusalem, Israel
Fields applied mathematics,
numerical analysis
Institutions National Bureau of Standards,
Weizmann Institute of Science
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Thesis Normal Coverings and Uniform Spaces (1951)
Doctoral advisor Walter Gottschalk

Philip Rabinowitz (August 14, 1926 – July 21, 2006) was an American and Israeli applied mathematician.[1] He was best known for his work in numerical analysis, including his books A First Course in Numerical Analysis with Anthony Ralston and Methods of Numerical Integration with Philip J. Davis. He was the author of numerous articles on numerical computation.

He earned his Ph.D. in 1951 under Walter Gottschalk at the University of Pennsylvania.[2] He worked for the American National Bureau of Standards and taught at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.


  1. ^ Davis, Philip J.; Fraenkel, Aviezri S. (December 2007), "Remembering Philip Rabinowitz" (PDF), Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 54 (11): 1502–1506 .
  2. ^ Philip Rabinowitz at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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