Angus Ellis Taylor

Angus Ellis Taylor (October 13, 1911 – April 6, 1999) was a mathematician and professor at various universities in the University of California system. He earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard summa cum laude in 1933 and his PhD at Caltech in 1936 under Aristotle Michal with a dissertation on analytic functions. By 1944 he had risen to full professor at UCLA, whose mathematics department he later chaired (1958–1964). Taylor was also an astute administrator and eventually rose through the UC system to become provost and then chancellor of UC Santa Cruz. He authored a number of mathematical texts, one of which, Advanced Calculus (1955, Ginn and Co.), became a standard for a generation of mathematics students.[1]

Angus Ellis Taylor
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Born13 October 1911 (1911-10-13)
Died6 April 1999 (1999-04-07) (aged 87)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materCaltech
Scientific career
FieldsSpectral theory
InstitutionsUCLA, UC Santa Cruz
ThesisAnalytic Functions in General Analysis (1936)
Doctoral advisorAristotle Michal
Notable studentsArnold Allen
David C. Lay
Peter Swerling
Edward O. Thorp


  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry by Angus E. Taylor Vol. 1
  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry by Angus E. Taylor Vol. 2
  • Advanced Calculus by Angus E. Taylor ASIN B000UG784K
  • General theory of functions and integration Blaisdell publishing company 1965 Library of Congress catalog card number 65-14566
  • Introduction to Functional analysis
  • Calculus by G. E. F. Sherwood and Angus E. Taylor, Prentice-Hall, 1942 (3rd ed., 1954)


  1. ^ "Angus E. Taylor". University of California. Archived from the original on 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2009-08-05. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)

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