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**Thomas William Hungerford** (March 21, 1936 – November 28, 2014)^{[1]} was an American mathematician who worked in algebra and mathematics education. He is the author or coauthor of several widely used^{[2]} and widely cited^{[3]} textbooks covering high-school to graduate-level mathematics. From 1963 until 1980 he taught at the University of Washington and then at Cleveland State University until 2003. From 2003–2014 he was at Saint Louis University. Hungerford had a special interest in promoting the use of technology to teach mathematics.

Thomas W. Hungerford | |
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Born | Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. | March 21, 1936

Died | November 28, 2014 St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. | (aged 78)

Alma mater | College of the Holy Cross (BA) University of Chicago (PhD) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Washington Cleveland State University St. Louis University |

Doctoral advisor | Saunders Mac Lane |

Hungerford was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1936. At age 16, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended St. Louis University High School and was named its valedictorian.^{[1]}

After high school, Hungerford was educated at the College of the Holy Cross, graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts, *summa cum laude*. He pursued graduate studies at the University of Chicago and earned a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1963 under the supervision of Saunders Mac Lane. Throughout his career he wrote more than a dozen widely used mathematics textbooks, ranging from high school to graduate level.^{[1]}

- 1974 Algebra (Graduate Texts in Mathematics #73). Springer Verlag. ISBN 3-540-90518-9

- 1997 Abstract Algebra: An Introduction, 2nd Edition. Cengage. ISBN 0-03-010559-5
- 2005 Contemporary College Algebra and Trigonometry, 2nd Edition. Cengage. ISBN 0-534-46665-6
- 2005 Contemporary College Algebra, 2nd Edition. Cengage. ISBN 0-534-46656-7
- 2006 Contemporary Trigonometry. Cengage. ISBN 0-534-46638-9
- 2009 Contemporary Precalculus, 5th Edition (with Douglas J. Shaw). Cengage. ISBN 0-495-55441-3
- 2011 Mathematics with Applications, 10th Edition (with Margaret L. Lial and John P. Holcomb, Jr). Pearson. ISBN 0-321-64632-0
- 2011 Finite Mathematics with Applications, 10th Edition (with Margaret L. Lial and John P. Holcomb, Jr). Pearson. ISBN 0-321-64554-5
- 2013 Abstract Algebra: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, Cengage. ISBN 1-111-56962-2

- 2002 Precalculus: A Graphing Approach (with Irene Jovell and Betty Mayberry). Holt, Rinehart & Winston. ISBN 0-03-056511-1

- Thomas W. Hungerford at the Mathematics Genealogy Project