Robert G. Bartle

Robert Gardner Bartle (November 20, 1927 – September 18, 2003) was an American mathematician specializing in real analysis. He is known for writing the popular textbooks The Elements of Real Analysis (1964), The Elements of Integration (1966), and Introduction to Real Analysis (2011) published by John Wiley & Sons.

Robert G. Bartle
Born(1927-11-20)November 20, 1927
DiedSeptember 18, 2003(2003-09-18) (aged 75)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Known forReal Analysis
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois,
Eastern Michigan University
Doctoral advisorLawrence Graves
Doctoral studentsMoedomo Soedigdomarto

Bartle was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and was the son of Glenn G. Bartle and Wanda M. Bartle. He was married to Doris Sponenberg Bartle (born 1927) from 1952 to 1982 and they had two sons, James A. Bartle (born 1955) and John R. Bartle (born 1958). He was on the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois from 1955 to 1990.

Bartle was Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews from 1976 to 1978 and from 1986 to 1990. From 1990 to 1999 he taught at Eastern Michigan University. In 1997, he earned a writing award from the Mathematical Association of America for his paper "Return to the Riemann Integral".[1]


  1. Bartle, Robert G. (1996). "Return to the Riemann Integral". The American Mathematical Monthly. Mathematical Association of America. 103 (8): 625–632. doi:10.2307/2974874. JSTOR 2974874.
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