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November 1995

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 November, 1995.


November 30, 1995


Monthly reports of downloads statistics for the month of October 1995 were generated and added to the collection of all monthly reports.

Institute for Technology in Mathematics
The Institute for Technology in Mathematics has been a pilot program under the New Jersey Department of Higher Education with two major objectives: to initiate curriculum transformation at the secondary level in mathematics by using technology and to prepare a cadre of teachers who would serve as leaders and resource people in their school district in providing encouragement and technical assistance to their colleagues. Check out their Lesson Plans for the Geometer's Sketchpad and other items in Curriculum Materials.

November 29, 1995


We have added the following link to our WWW page on Other Software Sites:

MTRw3 - Software Page
This page contains software written by Michael T. Rosenstein for applications in nonlinear dynamics. Included are QuickTime animations illustrating sensitivity to initial conditions and educational software for teaching the concepts of chaos and nonlinear dynamics.

The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:

November 27, 1995


ILI Poster Session
The Materials Organized by Mathematical Content.

Number theory: Perfect, amicable and sociable numbers.
Information on numbers given in title together with lists of these numbers. Also included is a bibliography on amicable pairs and some information on aliquot cycles.

November 22, 1995


OSU Math Ed Center: Electronic Library - Bookshelves
This page contains a collection of various items including:
  • Uses of Technology in the Mathematics Curriculum by Benny Evans and Jerry Johnson
  • Fresh Perspectives on Old Topics by Benny Evans and Jerry Johnson
  • Collection of laboratory projects from the Calculus Institute Using Computer Algebra Systems at Maysville Community College in Kentucky.

The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:

November 21, 1995


The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:

November 20, 1995


The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' pages, Sites with K-12 Teaching Materials in Mathematics and Images and Mathematics:

Geometry Through Art
This page provides information about the artist Norman Shapiro who has been working with students in public schools in the New York area with their study of geometry and information on obtaining the materials which he has used.
while the following link was added just to the K-12 page:

Pomona College Mathematical Talent Search
The Pomona College Mathematical Talent Search sends out five sets of problems to high school students each school year. The top entrants and their teachers are recognized by Pomona College.

We have added the following link to our WWW page on Electronic News and Discussion Groups:

Canadian Mathematical Society Mail Lists

A new category, Solitons, was added to the Mathematics Archives' Materials Organized by Mathematical Content and a link to the Solitons Home Page was added.

Another new category is Recreational Mathematics from the Canadian Math Society.

A link to Generate Combinatorial Objects was added to the category Combinatorics.


The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' collection of Lessons, Tutorials and Lecture Notes:

Colgate University Course Materials
The home page of the department contains links to materials for two courses on probability and statistics.

The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Professional Societies:

Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics
The The Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, founded in 1974, promotes research and teaching in the history and philosophy of mathematics.

The Kurt Gödel Society
The Kurt Gödel Society is an international organization for the promotion of research in the areas of Logic, Philosophy and the History of Mathematics, above all in connection with the biography of Kurt Gödel, and in other areas to which Gödel made contributions, especially mathematics, physics, theology, philosophy and Leibniz studies.

The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:

November 16, 1995


The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' collection of Lessons, Tutorials and Lecture Notes:

Classical and Quantum Chaos (lecture notes, P. Cvitanovic et al.)

Ito Calculus - minicourse by Mitchell Feigenbaum (Postscript file)

We have added the following link to our WWW page Sites with K-12 Teaching Materials in Mathematics:

the CD-ROM SHOP
The CD-ROM SHOP is a vendor of CD's. They have a listing of mathematics CD's for both the Macintosh and IBM compatible computers. Many of the listings contain detailed information about the particular CD's.

The following links were added to the Nonlinear Dynamics section of the Mathematics Archives' page Materials Organized by Mathematical Content page:

CATS - Center for Chaos and Turbulence Studies

Cycle expansions

Nonlinear Science FAQ
The Frequently Asked Questions document for the newsgroup sci.nonlinear.

We have added the following links to our WWW page on Other Software Sites:

BMDP Statistical Software, Inc.
BMDP Statistical Software, Inc. has more than 30 years experience as one of the leading developers and marketers of data analysis software. The company is a private corporation with headquarters in Los Angeles, California. BMDP provides a complete line of data analysis software products.

NCSS Statistical Software
Number Cruncher Statistical System - A comprehensive and accurate, easy to learn, statistical system developed for Windows 3.1 users.

Resampling Stats
Home page for Resampling Stats - contains information about resampling methods, resampling stats software, a comprehensive listing of statistical software, and a listing of statistical resources available on the internet.

SPSS
SPSS is a source for statistical products and services.

November 15, 1995


The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:
The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' collection of Lessons, Tutorials and Lecture Notes:

Laurentian University - Course Notes in Mathematics and Computer Science
Two items are (1)Course notes and Maple programs for the solution of linear systems of equations using gaussian elimination and the LU decomposition and (2)A maple program complete with graphs to illustrate that higher and higher order interpolating polynomials oscillate wildly near the end points of the interpolation interval, thus giving bad approximnations to the function.

We have added the following link to our WWW page Sites with K-12 Teaching Materials in Mathematics:

University of Toronto Mathematics Network
Sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Departments at the University of Toronto: Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistics, and others, the Network is designed to encourage active, hands-on participation in mathematics, provide a forum for communication and mathematical discussion, and provide exposure to active mathematics in many diverse fields.

November 13, 1995


The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:
The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Professional Societies:

Union Matematica de America Latina y el Caribe

The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Institutes, Centers and Laboratories:

Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada - IMPA

We have added the following link to our WWW page Sites with K-12 Teaching Materials in Mathematics:

Southwest Science & Math Magnet High School, Kansas City, MO

November 11, 1995


The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:
The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Professional Societies:

Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques

Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy Society of Slovenia

Svenska matematikersamfundet (Swedish Mathematical Society)

We have added the following link to our WWW pages Sites with K-12 Teaching Materials in Mathematics and Other Software Sites:

Educational Software Institute
Educational Software Institute's list of mathematics software for K-12.

November 10, 1995


We have added the following links to our WWW page on Other Software Sites:

CodEc - Programs for Economics and Econometrics
CodEc is part of NetEc, a volunteer project to improve the communication of research in Economics via eletronic media. The contribution of CodEc is to collect and provide computer programs of interest for economists and econometricians.

Gauss
Math and statistical visualization and analysis environment built around a fast extendable, interactive array language.

GAUSSX: Desktop Econometric Analysis for GAUSS
GAUSSX combines a full featured set of professional econometric routines, written in GAUSS, with a menu driven interface in one software package. The GAUSSX desktop, which runs under both DOS and Windows, is an intuitive interface that provides an excellent platform for both research and teaching, and can be used for running both GAUSS and GAUSSX.

Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction - Mathematics Software Evaluation

Wavelet Packet Laboratory for Windows
The Wavelet Packet Laboratory for Windows is an interactive software tool for the Microsoft Windows operating environment that allows you to explore the properties of the Wavelet Packet and Local Trigonometric Transforms by performing adapted waveform analysis on digital signals.

The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Institutes, Centers and Laboratories:

Gauss Research Laboratory
The Gauss Laboratory was set up at the Rio Piedras Campus of the University of Puerto Rico in 1986 under the auspices of the National Science Foundation sponsored Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

We have added the following link to our WWW page on Electronic News and Discussion Groups:

Statistics related email lists

The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:
The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' collection of Lessons, Tutorials and Lecture Notes:

Algorithms and Complexity
The links to this book by Herbert Wilf are on his home page.

Continued Fractions and Chaos
This paper by Robert M. Corless is meant for the reader who knows something about continued fractions, and wishes to know more about the theory of chaotic dynamical systems; it is also useful for the person who knows something about chaotic dynamical systems but wishes to see clearly what the effects of numerical simulation of such a system are.

The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' list of publishers:

A K Peters, Ltd.

November 8, 1995


The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:
We have added the following links to our WWW page Sites with K-12 Teaching Materials in Mathematics:

Big Sky Telegraph Math Lesson Plans

CAI Math 30 for Windows
Math 30 is a 125-hour CD-ROM based course in academic high school mathematics leading to university entrance. It includes topics on polynomials, logarithms and exponential functions, sequences, series and limits, trigonometry, conic sections, statistics and permutations and combinations.

My First Steps to Math (CD-ROM)
This interactive multimedia CD-ROM contains ten children's books on math and reading, covering counting, adding and taking away numbers 1-10.

Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences
The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) first opened at Carnegie Mellon University in the summer of 1982. This rigorous five-week summer program was established to provide talented Pennsylvania high school students with enrichment experiences in the sciences and mathematics and to encourage them to pursue careers in science and technology.

Stickybear Software - Mathematics Section

November 7, 1995


The program, CMAT, a matrix and polynomial calculator, has been add to the Linear Algebra and Modern Algebra sections of the MSDOS collection of software on the Mathematics Archives. This calculator works with exact arithmetic over the rationals, complex rationals and Z mod a prime.

The program, Larry's Learning Math Machine, has been added to the MSDOS K-12 collection of programs on the Mathematics Archives. This is a shareware package which can be used to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of integers.


The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:
We have added the following links to our WWW page Sites with K-12 Teaching Materials in Mathematics:

Canadian Forum on Education in Mathematics
The Canadian Forum for Education in Mathematics was designed to bring together participants in mathematics education in Canada (government, teachers - kindergarten through graduate school and industry) with the intent of providing a unique opportunity to talk about mathematics from elementary school to the workplace.

Math Central
Math Central is site for K-12 mathematics students and teachers. It is a facility at the University of Regina Department of Mathematics and Statistics and is maintained by mathematics and education students and faculty. Math Central is designed to aid in the implementation and maintenance of the new mathematics curriculum in Saskatchewan.

Michigan Gateways
Michigan Gateways: The Television Program for Teachers of Mathematics and Science is a television series aimed at helping K-12 educators open gateways to mathematics and science for their students. The award winning Michigan Gateways series also appeals to everyone who is concerned about how math and science education evolve as our children prepare for success in the 21st century. Michigan Gateways is broadcast by satellite and offered on Michigan's public broadcasting stations on varying schedules.

Saxon Publishers, Inc.

The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Professional Societies:

The Hong Kong Mathematical Society

Sociedad de Matemática de Chile

November 6, 1995


The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Mathematics Departments:
The following link was added to the Mathematics Archives' listing of Professional Societies:

Unión Matemática Argentina

We have added the following links to our WWW page on Other Software Sites:

GAMS Development Corp.
GAMS (General Algebraic Modeling System) is a high-level modeling system for mathematical programming problems. It consists of a language compiler and one or more solvers. GAMS supports the following problem areas: Linear Programming (LP), Non-linear Programming (NLP), Mixed-Integer Programming (MIP), Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming(MINLP) and Mixed Complementarity Problems.

TSP International
TSP International produces and distributes TSP, a complete econometric software package, with easy input of commands and data, all the standard estimation methods (including nonlinear), forecasting, and a flexible language for programming your own estimators.

We have added the following information to our For Undergraduates page:

Check the listing for mathematicians in the U.S. Department of Labor's Handbook of Occupational Outlooks. This reference came from the Jobs in Mathematics page from Dartmouth College which contains information primarily about employment for Ph.D.'s in Mathematics.


November 3, 1995


Continuing with the retirement of some pages, we have eliminated the page on Electronic Journals which is being replaced by a link to the list of Electronic Mathematics Research Journals at AMS.


November 2, 1995


A new service of the American Mathematical Society is

Mathematics on the Web.

Since there is considerable overlap with many of the things which we were trying to do with the Mathematics Archives, we will start deleting sections of the Archives most of which links are contained in corresponding sections of the Mathematics on the Web. The first sections to go are the pages on Published Journals and Preprints and Reports which are being replaced by links to the list of printed journals and the lists of preprint servers on the AMS site.


The following item has recently been added or updated in the Calculus Resources On-line area:

November 1, 1995


The following links were added to the Mathematics Archives' collection of Lessons, Tutorials and Lecture Notes:

Probability Theory - The Logic of Science

Symmetry and the Shape of Space

The following link was added to the Knot Theory section of the Materials Organized by Mathematical Content page: On Composite Twisted Unknots.
We have added the following link to our WWW page Sites with K-12 Teaching Materials in Mathematics:

Northwest Math Interaction
The Northwest Math Interaction (NWMI) is an effort of the Continuing Outreach Program of the IAS /Park City Mathematics Institute. The PCMI sponsors a summer institute in Park City, Utah for teachers, university mathematicians and undergraduates. The NWMI is made up of Puget Sound secondary teachers who have completed the two-year geometry program at Park City and who are introducing new ways of teaching geometry in the classroom.

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October, 1995


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