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Profile

David M. Bressoud

David M. Bressoud (b. 1950 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Bressoud has published numerous papers in number theory, combinatorics,
and special functions. His books are *Analytic and Combinatorial
Generalizations of the Rogers-Ramanujan Identities*, published in
Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society 24, No. 227, in
1980, Factorization and Primality Testing, published by Springer-Verlag
in 1989, *Second Year Calculus from Celestial Mechanics to Special
Relativity*, published by Springer-Verlag in 1992, *A Radical
Approach to Real Analysis*, published by the Mathematical Association of
America in 1994, with a second edition in 2007,
Proofs and Confirmations: The Story of the Alternating Sign Matrix Conjecture, published by the Mathematical
Association of America and Cambridge University Press in 1999,
A Course in Computational Number Theory (with S. Wagon), published by Key
College Press in 2000, and *A Radical Approach to Lebesgue’s
Theory of Integration*, published by the Mathematical Association of
America and Cambridge University Press in 2007. He is also coeditor
(with G. Andrews and A. Parson) of *The Rademacher Legacy to
Mathematics*, published by the American Mathematical Society in 1994.

Bressoud is author of the following DLMF Chapter

Bressoud served as a Validator for the original release and publication in May 2010 of the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions and the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions.