**Louis Charles Karpinski** (5 August 1878^{[1]} – 25 January 1956^{[2]}) was an American mathematician.

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Died | January 25, 1956 | (aged 77)

Occupation | Mathematician |

## BackgroundEdit

Louis Charles Karpinski was born on August 5, 1878, in Rochester, New York. His parents were Henry Hermanagle Karpinski of Warsaw, Poland and Mary Louise Engesser of Guebwiller, France.^{[1]}^{[3]}^{[4]} He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Cornell University in 1901 and his Ph.D. at Universität Straßburg in 1903.^{[1]}

## CareerEdit

At Columbia University, Karpinski became a fellow and a university extension lecturer. He taught at Berea College and at the Normal School in Oswego, New York, now SUNY Oswego. He then accepted a position at the University of Michigan, where he became a full professor of mathematics by 1919. He devoted his attention chiefly to the history and pedagogy of mathematics.^{[verification needed]}

Karpinski served as the president of the History of Science Society from 1943 to 1944.^{[5]}

## BooksEdit

An authority on the history of science, Karpinski was collaborator on the *Archivo di Storia della Scienza* and author of *The Hindu-Arabic Numerals*^{[6]} with David Eugene Smith (1911), *Robert of Chester's Latin Translation of the Algebra of Al-Khowarizmi* (1915), and
*Unified Mathematics* with Harry Yandell Benedict and John William Calhoun (1913).

*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.*Mathematical Pamphlets*(n.p.): (n.p.), 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 Press, 1940.

## See alsoEdit

## ReferencesEdit

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^{a}^{b}^{c}Who's who in Polish America. (1943). United States: Harbinger House. p. 195 **^**Jones, Phillip S. (1956). "Louis C. Karpinski, Historian of Mathematics".*Science*.**124**(3210): 19. doi:10.1126/science.124.3210.19. PMID 17787853.**^**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 "The Society: Past Presidents of the History of Science Society" Archived 2013-12-12 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 4 December 2013**^**McKelvey, J. V. (1915). "Book Review:*The Hindu-Arabic Numerals*".*Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society*.**21**(4): 202–204. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1915-02609-1.

## External linksEdit

- 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

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

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