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Louis Charles Karpinski (5 August 1878 – 25 January 1956) was an American mathematician born in Rochester, New York
Rochester, New York
to Henry Hermanagle Karpinski from Warsaw, Poland and Mary Louise Engesser from Guebweiler, Alsace.[1][2] He was educated at Cornell University
Cornell University
and in Europe
Europe
at Strassburg. He also studied (1909–1910) at Columbia, where he was a fellow and a university extension lecturer. He taught at Berea College and at Oswego, New York
Oswego, New York
at the Normal School there, then accepted a position at the University of Michigan
University of Michigan
where in 1919 he became full professor of mathematics. Dr. Karpinski devoted his attention chiefly to the history and pedagogy of mathematics. An authority on the history of science, he was collaborator on the Archivo di Storia della Scienza and author of The Hindu-Arabic Numerals, with David Eugene Smith
David Eugene Smith
(1911), Robert of Chester's Latin Translation of the Algebra of Al-Khowarizmi (1915), and Unified Mathematics, with H. Y. Benedict and J. W. Calhoun (1913), and subsequently produced other publications. He served as the president of the History of Science Society
History of Science Society
from 1943-44.[3]

Contents

1 Books 2 See also 3 Notes 4 References 5 External links

Books[edit]

The Hindu-Arabic Numerals (with David Eugene Smith). Boston: Ginn and Company, 1911. Robert of Chester's Latin Translation of the Algebra of Al-Khowarizmi, with an Introduction, Critical Notes and an English Version. New York: Macmillan Co., 1915. Unified Mathematics (with Harry Y. Benedict and John W. Calhoun). Boston: D.C. Heath and Company, 1918 and 1922. The History of Arithmetic. Chicago: Rand McNally and Co., 1925. Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan, 1804-1880. Lansing: Michigan Historical Commission, 1931. Historical Atlas of the Great Lakes and Michigan. Lansing: Michigan Historical Commission, 1931. Bibliography of Mathematical Works Printed in America through 1850. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Press, 1940.

See also[edit]

Robert of Chester al-Khwārizmī

Notes[edit]

^ 1900 US Federal Census, New York, Oswego, Oswego Ward 3, District 123, Page 7 ^ Obituary of Marie Engesser Karpinski, Oswego Daily Times, August 15, 1904. ^ The History of Science Society
History of Science Society
"The Society: Past Presidents of the History of Science Society" Archived 2013-12-12 at the Wayback Machine., accessed 4 December 2013

References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia
New International Encyclopedia
(1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 

External links[edit]

LCK as a chess player Mathematics Genealogy Louis C. Karpinski Mathematics Textbook Database Works by Louis Charles Karpinski at Project Gutenberg Works by or about Louis Charles Karpinski at Internet Archive

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Presidents of the History of Science Society

1924–1949

Lawrence Joseph Henderson (1924–1925) James Henry Breasted
James Henry Breasted
(1926) David Eugene Smith
David Eugene Smith
(1927) Edgar Fahs Smith
Edgar Fahs Smith
(1928) Lynn Thorndike
Lynn Thorndike
(1929) Henry Crew
Henry Crew
(1930) William H. Welch
William H. Welch
(1931) Berthold Laufer (1932) J. Playfair McMurrich
J. Playfair McMurrich
(1933) Harvey Williams Cushing
Harvey Williams Cushing
(1934) Charles Albert Browne, Jr.
Charles Albert Browne, Jr.
(1935–1936) Chauncey D. Leake (1937–1938) Henry E. Sigerist
Henry E. Sigerist
(1939) Richard H. Shryock (1940–1942) Louis Charles Karpinski (1943–1944) Isaiah Bowman (1944) Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Vilhjalmur Stefansson
(1945–1946) John Farquhar Fulton
John Farquhar Fulton
(1947–1950)

1950–1999

Harcourt Brown (1951–1952) Dorothy Stimson (1953–1956) Henry Guerlac (1957–1960) I. Bernard Cohen (1961–1962) Marshall Clagett (1963–1964) Charles Coulston Gillispie (1965–1966) C. D. O'Malley (1967–1968) Thomas Kuhn
Thomas Kuhn
(1969–1970) Lynn Townsend White, Jr. (1971–1972) Erwin N. Hiebert (1973–1974) John C. Greene
John C. Greene
(1975–1976) Richard S. Westfall
Richard S. Westfall
(1977-1978) Robert P. Multhauf (1979–1980) Frederic L. Holmes (1981–1982) Gerald Holton (1983–1984) Edward Grant (1985–1986) William Coleman (1987) Mary Jo Nye
Mary Jo Nye
(1988–1989) Stephen G. Brush (1990–1991) Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (1992–1993) David C. Lindberg (1994–1995) Frederick Gregory (1996–1997) Albert Van Helden (1998–1999)

2000–present

Ronald Numbers
Ronald Numbers
(2000–2001) John Servos (2002–2003) Michael Sokal (2004–2005) Joan Cadden (2006–2007) Jane Maienschein (2008–2009) Paul Lawrence Farber (2010–2011) Lynn K. Nyhart (2012–2013) Angela N. H. Creager
Angela N. H. Creager
(2014–2015) Janet Browne
Janet Browne
(2016–2017)

Authority control

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