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**Murray Harold Protter** (February 13, 1918 – May 1, 2008) was an American mathematician and educator, known for his contributions to the theory of partial differential equations, as well as his well-selling textbooks in Calculus.^{[1]}

Murray H. Protter | |
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Born | |

Died | May 1, 2008 | (aged 90)

Nationality | American |

Alma mater | Brown University University of Michigan |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of California, Berkeley |

Doctoral advisor | Lipman Bers |

Doctoral students | Amy Cohen-Corwin |

Protter earned a M.Sc. in mathematics at University of Michigan (1937) and a Ph.D. at Brown University on a thesis entitled "*Generalized Spherical Harmonics*" advised by Lipman Bers (1946).^{[2]} During the World War II era, he studied the aeroelasticity and flutter of military air planes at the Vought aircraft company in Stratford, Connecticut (1943–45). Since his graduation, he worked as assistant professor at Syracuse University (1947–51), was a researcher at Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1951–53) and at University of California at Berkeley (1953–88) where he also was the chairman (1962–65). He also was the
Miller Research Professor (1959, 1967) and executive director of the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science (1981–83).
He was the father of operations researcher Philip Protter.

Protter developed *self-paced* learning of mathematics. For American Mathematical Society he was a long-time member (1941–) serving as
treasurer (1968–72) and editor of the book review column.

*Calculus with Analytic Geometry: A first Course*(1964). With Charles B. Morrey, Jr.*Intermediate Calculus*(1971, 1985). With Charles B. Morrey, Jr.*A First Course in Real Analysis*(1976, 1991). With Charles B. Morrey, Jr.*Basic Elements of Real Analysis*(1998).*Maximum Principles in Differential Equations*(1967,^{[3]}1999). With Hans Weinberger

**^**obituary from University of California, Berkeley.**^**Murray H. Protter at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**Agmon, Shmuel (1971). "Review:*Maximum principles in differential equations*, by M. H. Protter and H. F. Weinberger".*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc*.**77**(2): 177–178. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1971-12667-8.