Samuel L. Greitzer
Samuel L. Greitzer (August 10, 1905 – February 22, 1988) was an American mathematician, the founding chairman of the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad, and the publisher of the precollege mathematics journal Arbelos. Together with H.S.M. Coxeter in 1967, Greitzer coauthored the well-received textbook Geometry Revisited, which has remained in print for more than 40 years. In the 70's Greitzer ran an NSF summer program at Rutgers University for high ability high school math students.
Born in Russia, Greitzer moved to the United States in 1906, graduated from Stuyvesant High School, received his bachelor's degree in 1927 from City College of New York, and later earned a Ph.D. from Yeshiva University. He held academic positions at Yeshiva University, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Columbia University, and Rutgers University.
- Coxeter, H.S.M.; Greitzer, S.L. (1967). Geometry Revisited. Mathematical Association of America. ISBN 978-0-88385-619-2.
- Greitzer, S. (1973). "The First U.S.A. Mathematical Olympiad". American Mathematical Monthly. 80 (3): 276–281. doi:10.2307/2318449. JSTOR 2318449.
- Greitzer, Samuel (1979). International Mathematical Olympiads 1959–1977. Mathematical Association of America. ISBN 978-0-88385-627-7.
- Richards, Joe; Crossfield, Don (2008). "Dear Professor Greitzer". Convergence. Mathematical Association of America.
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