MATHEMATICS SOCIETY WEB SITE LINKS
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics (http://www.cshpm.org/)
Founded in 1974, the society promotes research and teaching in the history and philosophy of mathematics -- home page has links to many sites related to the history of mathematics.
MATHEMATICS WEB SITES
The British Society for the History of Mathematics (http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/bshm/)
Its goals are to "promote research into the history of mathematics and its use at all levels of mathematics education." Has a link to the Society's file of brief abstracts of papers published in books and journals since 1991.
Calculating Machines (http://www.webcom.com/calc/)
This page pays tribute to the history of calculators, including the abacus and slide rule, and their creators. Even has a Java applet that stimulates the 1885 Felt & Tarrant Comptometer adding machine.
Charles Babbage Institute Home Page (http://www.cbi.umn.edu/)
A research center at the University of Minnesota dedicated to promoting the study and preservation of the history of information processing. Includes an oral history interview collection.
Computer History Museum (http://www.computerhistory.org/)
The mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience.
Cornell Digital Library Math Collection (http://historical.library.cornell.edu/math/)
This site consists of 571 older mathematics books held by the Cornell University Library, scanned and digitized for viewing.
Dictionary of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problems
A dictionary consists of a list of approximately 1,500 terms, including algorithms, data structures, computational problems, and techniques. Each entry is classified as either an algorithm, a problem, a data structure, a technique, or a related definition, and includes a brief definition of one or two sentences.
Earliest Uses of Various Mathematical Symbols (http://jeff560.tripod.com/mathsym.html)
These pages show the names of the individuals who first used various common mathematical symbols, and the dates the symbols first appeared.
Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics (http://forum.swarthmore.edu/~isaac/mathhist.html)
From the Math Forum at Swarthmore, the purpose of this site is to present a small portion of the history of mathematics through an investigation of some of the great problems that have inspired mathematicians throughout the ages.
Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus Resource Page
Designed for students in business and social science taking introductory courses in finite mathematics or calculus. Most of the site material is designed to accompany three texts by Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble. Although the site is of greatest benefit to those working with the text books, it is not necessary to use the books. The site included chapter summaries, quizzes and interactive tutorials.
History of Mathematics (http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/HistMath.html)
WWW pages on 17th and early 18th century mathematicians.
History of Mathematics and Related Fields (http://www.math-net.de/links/show?collection=math.museum.hist)
The "History Wing" of The Mathematical Museum, part of the Math-Net Links to the Mathematical World -- contains many links to sites on the history of mathematics; e.g., a brief history of algebra and computing, the works of Archimedes, the art of Renaissance science discussing the importance of mathematics to art, etc.
The Shodor Education Foundation has a great collection of constructivist middle-school and upper elementary activities that are excellent for helping instructors introduce lessons effectively.
Interactive Statistical Calculation Pages (http://statpages.org/)
A collection of link to other statistics web pages including online books, tutorials, downloadable software, and Java applets for various statistical calculations. This web page does not provide original content but attempts to provide a comprehensive set of links to other statistics resources on the web. Links are organized into lists of statistical tutorials, statistical software packages, online textbooks, and web pages for performing statistical calculations. The coverage is quite broad with hundreds of links.
Library of Congress Exhibition on Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture - Mathematics (http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/vatican/math.html)
An exhibit showing that the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries had its foundation in Greek mathematics.
Mac Tutor History of Mathematics Archives (http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/)
More than 1,000 biographies of famous mathematicians, this site includes both math facts and a fascinating glimpse of history. This site also carries articles on the development of mathematical ideas.
Math Forum Internet Resource Collection on Math History (http://mathforum.org/library/ )
A collection of links to resources on the history of mathematics, such as the Vatican Exhibit materials on ancient mathematics; Fermat's last theorem; a paper written by George Boole in 1848; etc. -- annotated version is especially useful because there are excellent summaries of what the sites contain.
MathML Specification (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-MathML/) and
The World Wide Web Consortium Issues MathML as a W3C Recommendation (http://www.w3.org/Press/1998/MathML-REC)
On April 7, 1998 the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) specification as a W3C recommendation. MathML is a specification designed to aid in transmitting mathematical knowledge on the Internet.
The Mathematical Atlas: A Gateway to Modern Mathematics (http://www.math.niu.edu/~rusin/known-math/welcome.html)
Provides an entry path into the variety of areas of modern research mathematics. The index page is keyed to a menu or the broad subject area classifications given by Mathematical Reviews, the main reviewing publication for the mathematical research community. There is a brief introduction to the materials provided.
Mathematical Snippets (http://scidiv.bcc.ctc.edu/Math/MathSnips.html)
This site, created by the Mathematics Department at Bellevue Community College in Bellevue, Washington, contains descriptions of six mathematical concepts: the Pythagorean Theorem, Archimedes' Tombstone, the Mobius Strip, the Koch Snowflake Curve, Plateau's Problem, and Counting to Infinity. Each snippet contains a very brief history and an explanation of the concept. Illustrations are used to convey the physical meaning and consequences of each concept. Plateau's Problem and Counting to Infinity contain links to web sites that provide additional information about persons or concepts mentioned in the snippet.
Mathematics Web Sites Around the World (http://www.math.psu.edu/MathLists/)
Includes a list of mathematics department web servers throughout the world, mathematics electronic journals, mathematics preprints, mathematics software, and mathematics organizations.
Mathematicians of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/RBallHist.html)
Accounts of the lives and works of mathematicians of the seventeenth and first half of the eighteenth century, adapted from "A Short Account of the History of Mathematics" by W. W. Rouse Ball (4th edition, 1908).
Mathographies is a collection of short biographical sketches of famous mathematicians and people who have contributed to the study of mathematics. The sketches were written by faculty at Bellevue Community College (BCC). Twenty four biographies are provided, including Archimedes, Descartes, Sonya Kovalevsky, and Mary Ellen Rudin. The biographies highlight all aspects of a person's life, from personal milestones to professional achievements. References from which the biographical sketches were taken are provided.
Prime Pages: prime number research, records and resources (http://www.utm.edu/research/primes)
Site devoted entirely to prime numbers. The site defines prime numbers and gives information on the largest known primes. Includes a section on how to find primes and prove primality. This site is a grand complement and supplement to any number theory course. There is substantial cross referencing within the site and to the annotated bibliography.
Some Timelines in CS, Mathematics and Statistics (http://cms.dt.uh.edu/Faculty/BecerraL/Mycourses/History_timelines.htm)
A list of resources in the history of computing devices, e.g., museums, associations, etc.
Stony Brook Algorithm Repository (http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~algorith/)
This is the web site for the book The Algorithm Design Manual, created by author Steven S. Skiena, which supplies links to implementations of more than 70 combinatorial algorithms.
Web-based Math Resources for College Students (http://www.langara.bc.ca/mathstats/resource/onWeb/)
The site offers two features - unique material designed to complement courses offered at Langara
and supplemented by the Raw List of useful links. The links are directed toward lower division college students and covers pre-calulus, calculus, and some differential equations. All topics are cross linked for further investigation. Most impressive feature is a regularly updated list of more than 1,000 links to math related pages on the Web, which is organized by broad subjects. The site offers impressive information, but the subject heading list is in no specific order making navigation troublesome.
A general purpose resource for quantitative problems, intended for broad use but especially for school age children, their families and teachers. Users scan the index on the home page for a particular topic and calls up a form that the user completes by supplying the specific numerical details. The site then provides an answer with narrative to explain how the answer was obtained. Although the idea is a notable one, the site is sometimes marred by technical flaws.
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