### John H. Staib 1927-1982

### In Memoriam

### Professor of Mathematics

### Drexel University

Jack Staib was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and spent most of
his career at Drexel University. He was a passionate teacher of
mathematics, striving for Polya-esque methods and insight.

#### Born

December 19, 1927, Philadelphia, PA

#### Career

1950-1954 Temple University

1954-1982 Drexel University

1962-1982 Drexel Evening College

#### Honors

Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (1980)

#### Books

Calculus with Analytic Geometry, Charles E. Merrill Co., 1966.

An Introduction to Matrices and Linear Transformations, Addison-Wesley Co.,
1969.

#### Selected Publications

On the limit points of {sin n}, Mathematics Magazine, 40(4):210-213, September 1967 (with M. S. Demos). On the JSTOR All-Stars for Mathematics Magazine.

Integration of inverse functions, Mathematics Magazine, 39(4):223-224, September 1966.

Sequence Approach to Uniform Continuity, Mathematics Magazine, 40(5):270-273,
November 1967.

On Curves with Corners, Mathematics Magazine, 41(3):134-136, May 1968.

An Alternative to the Gram-Schmidt Process, Mathematics Magazine, 42(4):203-205, September 1969.

Sequences vs. Neighborhoods, Mathematics Magazine, 44(3):145-146, May 1971.

Trigonometric Power Series, Mathematics Magazine, 49(3):147-148, May 1976.

The Cardiologist's Theorem, The Mathematics Teacher, 70(1):36-39, Jan 1977.

The Pascal Pyramid,
The Mathematics Teacher, 71(6):505-510, Sep 1978 (with L. H. Staib).

The Give-and-Take-Away Strategy, The Mathematics Teacher, 72, Jan 1979.

Some Pre-Calculus Algebra, The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, 10(2):89-95, March 1979.

A Discovery Approach to Integration by Parts, The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, 10(5):353-354, November 1979 (with H. Anton).

#### Member

MAA, NCTM, AAAS

Email: lawrence.staib at yale.edu

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