# Mathematician:J. Arthur Seebach

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## Mathematician

**J. Arthur Seebach, Jr.** was an American mathematician best known for the groundbreaking *Counterexamples in Topology* which he co-authored with Lynn Arthur Steen, "... a counterexample to the view, widespread at the time, that undergraduates could neither do nor even contribute to research in mathematics."^{[1]}.

An early advocate for introducing computers into the educational curriculum.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: 1938
- 1965: Joined St. Olaf College
- 1971 - 1986: Associate Editor of the American Mathematical Monthly
- 1976 - 1980: Editor of Mathematics Magazine
- 1983 - 1987: Served on the MAA Committee on Computers in Mathematics Education
- Died: 3 Dec 1996, after a long struggle with complications arising from diabetes

## Publications

- 1970:
*Counterexamples in Topology*(with Lynn Arthur Steen) - 1978:
*Counterexamples in Topology, 2nd ed.*(with Lynn Arthur Steen)