Mathematics and the World Wide Web

Gene Klotz
Department of Mathematics
Swarthmore College

    About this document
        How it came about
        Who did it
  1. Conclusions: Where are we going?
  2. W3: Myths and Realities
        Can I avoid the World Wide Web?
        But isn't it grinding to a halt?--becoming the "World Wide Wait"?
        Isn't it impossible to find the wheat for the chaff?
        What's good, bad, both good and bad about the Web?
  3. How the World Wide Web is Permeating the World of Mathematics
        Some examples
        Mathematics underlies the Web
  4. Why is the Web being used?
        It's part of the modern communication bundle
        Ease and simplicity
  5. How is the Web being used by research mathematicians?
        Internet communications
        Electronic journals
        Problems with the Web and math research
  6. How is the Web being used in college teaching?
        - a conveyor of mathematical material
        - a conveyor of mathematical software
        - a conveyor of math history, sociology, and undergraduate
         education research
        - a conveyor of course information
        - a conveyor of courses
        - a focus for curricular reform projects
        - a former of educational communities
        Problems with the Web and teaching
  7. How the Web can be used to help with other important problems facing the mathematics community
        The mathematics community under fire
        The MAA
        The needs of two-year college mathematics
        What the Web can do to help
  8. Beyond the Web
        How will the Web change?
        Whiteboards and multicasting
        Next generation Internet
        Second generation: Hyper-G
        Zero to infinity generation: Xanadu
    Glossary of terms and acronyms
    Postlude: A stroll around EPADEL home pages

Gene Klotz
16 April 1997