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What's New on the Math Archives
December 2001
On this page you will find a chronicle of additions and changes of the items contained on the Mathematics Archives which were made during the month of December, 2001.

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The following link was added to the Math Archives' PopMathematics page:
Fermat's Last Tango
A Broadway musical about mathematics!

The following links were added to the Computational Geometry page from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
The following links were added to the Geometry page from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
  • Convex Hulls
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Graham's scan, Jarvis' march (gift-wrapping), Quick hull
    SOURCE: Alejo Hausner, Princeton University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets
  • Triangles
    ADD. KEYWORDS: The nine-point circle, Euler's line, Morley's theorem.
    SOURCE: Alejo Hausner, Princeton University
    TECHNOLOGY: Java applets

The following link was added to the History of Mathematics page from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
The following link was added to the Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis pages from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lecture notes, lists of problems, Complex Numbers, Matrix Algebra, Approximation and Taylor Series, Differential Equations, Measures of Error
    SOURCE: Ian Craw, Stuart Dagger and John Pulham, University of Aberdeen
    TECHNOLOGY: Adobe PDF Reader

The following link was added to the Miscellaneous page from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
The following link was added to the Linear / Nonlinear Programming / Optimization and Numerical Analysis pages from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
  • Linear Optimisation and Numerical Analysis
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Lecture notes, lists of problems, Simplex Algorithm, One-phase Simplex Algorithm, Two-Phase Simplex Algorithm, Duality, Theory of Games, Non-linear Optimisation Problems, Genetic Optimisation, Simulated Annealing
    SOURCE: Ian Craw, University of Aberdeen
    TECHNOLOGY: Adobe PDF Reader

The following link was added to the Statistics page from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
  • Statistical Methods for Rater Agreement
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Raw agreement indices, Odds ratio and Yule's Q, Tests of marginal homogeneity, Tetrachoric and polychoric correlation, Latent trait models, Latent class models, Loglinear, association, and quasi-symmetry models, Kappa coefficients, Methods for Likert-type or interval-level data
    SOURCE: John Uebersax

The following link was added to the Math Archives' listing of Professional Societies:
International Society for the Arts, Mathematics, and Architecture - ISAMA
ISAMA was founded to further interdisciplinary education relating the arts, mathematics, and architecture.

The following link was added to the Math Archives' Other Software Sites page:
JavaMath
JavaMath is free software to enable mathematical programs in Java to use the computational capabilities of existing compute engines. While JavaMath can be used for stand-alone applications, the API is oriented toward the easy construction of Internet based client-server systems and Web pages.

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The following links were added to the History of Mathematics page from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
  • Great Polish Mathematicians
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Warsaw School of Mathematics, Lvov School of Mathematics, Cracow School of Mathematics, Short biographies
    SOURCE: Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • History of Approximation Theory (HAT)
    ADD. KEYWORDS: People, Articles, Historical Papers
    SOURCE: Allan Pinkus and Carl de Boor

The following link was added to the Mathematics Education page from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
The following link was added to the Miscellaneous page from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
The following link was added to the Numerical Analysis and Partial Differential Equations pages from the Math Archives' Topics in Mathematics:
  • Finite Difference and Spectral Methods for Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
    ADD. KEYWORDS: Electronic textbook, Ordinary differential equations Fourier analysis, Finite difference approximations, Accuracy, stability and convergence, Dissipation, dispersion, and group velocity, Boundary conditions, Fourier spectral methods, Chebyshev spectral methods.
    SOURCE: Lloyd N. Trefethen, Oxford University
    TECHNOLOGY: Postscript and Adobe pdf readers

The following link was added to the Math Archives' Numbers page:

Prime Curios

Have you met a nice number recently? We have! "Prime Curios!" is an exciting collection of prime number curiosities, integer wonders, amusing factorizations, and surprising trivia.


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November 2001