Mathematics and the World Wide Web
Department of Mathematics
About this document
How it came about
Who did it
- Conclusions: Where are we going?
- 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?
- How the World Wide Web is Permeating the World of Mathematics
Mathematics underlies the Web
- Why is the Web being used?
It's part of the modern communication bundle
Ease and simplicity
- How is the Web being used by research mathematicians?
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
- 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
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
16 April 1997