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Mathematics and the World Wide Web

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Gene Klotz

Department of Mathematics

Swarthmore College

** About this document**

Goals

How it came about

Who did it

**Conclusions: Where are we going?**

**W**^{3}: 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?

**How the World Wide Web is Permeating the World of Mathematics**

Some examples

Mathematics underlies the Web

**Why is the Web being used?**

It's part of the modern communication bundle

Ease and simplicity

Hypertext

**How is the Web being used by research mathematicians?**

Internet communications

Electronic journals

MathSciNet

Problems with the Web and math research

**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

**How the Web can be used to help with other important problems facing the mathematics community**

The mathematics community under fire

Funding

The MAA

The needs of two-year college mathematics

What the Web can do to help

**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**
**Summary**

http://mathforum.org/articles/epadel/index.html

Gene Klotz

16 April 1997