Arthur Herbert Copeland

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Arthur Herbert Copeland
Born 1898
Died 1970
Nationality USA
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Rice University
University of Michigan
Doctoral advisor O. D. Kellogg
Doctoral students Howard Raiffa
Known for Copeland-Erdős constant

Arthur Herbert Copeland (June 22, 1898 Rochester, New York – July 6, 1970) was an American mathematician. He graduated from Harvard University in 1926[1] and taught at Rice University and the University of Michigan. His main interest was in the foundations of probability.[2][3]

He worked with Paul Erdős on the Copeland-Erdős constant. Copeland has an Erdős number of 1. His son, Arthur Herbert Copeland, Jr., is also a mathematician.

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