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After his retirement from mathematics he became a literary critic of 19th-century English poetry and had several notes published in that field. Edwin E. Moise was born December 22, in New Orleans , Louisiana.

He received his Ph. In his dissertation Moise coined the term pseudo-arc. Moise taught at the University of Michigan from to He was James B. Conant Professor of education and mathematics at Harvard University from to Moise started working on the topology of 3-manifolds while at the University of Michigan. During — he held an appointment at the Institute for Advanced Study during which he proved Moise's theorem that every 3-manifold can be triangulated in an essentially unique way.

Moise joined the School Mathematics Study Group when it started in , as a member of the geometry writing team. The team produced several course outlines and sample pages for a 10th grade geometry course, and then Moise and Floyd L. Downs wrote a geometry textbook, based on the team's approach, that was published in The textbook used metric postulates instead of Euclid's postulates , a controversial approach supported by some mathematicians such as Saunders Mac Lane but opposed by others such as Alexander Wittenberg and Morris Kline.

Moise retired from Queens College in and started a second career studying 19th century English poetry. In the middle and late s, Moise was among the few members of the senior faculty at Harvard University who strongly and publicly opposed the Vietnam War. Moise died in New York City on December 18, , aged From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American mathematician. New Orleans , Louisiana.

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