June 29, 2007
Volume 12 No. 26

In This Issue

Online Statistics: A Multimedia Course of Study

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section - What's New

MathChallenge.net FAQ


Online Statistics: A Multimedia Course of Study


Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study is an introductory-level statistics book. The material is presented both as a standard textbook and as a multimedia presentation. The book features interactive demonstrations and simulations, case studies, and an analysis lab.

Sections of the book include:

  • Introduction
  • Graphing Distributions
  • Summarizing Distributions
  • Describing Bivariate Data
  • Probability
  • Normal Distributions
  • Sampling Distributions
  • Estimation
  • Logic of Hypothesis Testing
  • Testing Means
  • Power
  • Prediction
  • Chi Square
  • Case Studies
  • Calculators
  • Glossary

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section - What's New


Since this site was featured in our newsletter in December, 1998, Ron Knott has added a considerable amount of material.

Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section


The Fibonacci numbers are closely related to the golden ratio, also known as the golden mean, golden number, or the golden section; and the golden string (Fibonacci Rabbit Sequence). Ron Knott's pages include:

  • Fibonacci Numbers and Nature
  • The Golden Section in Nature
  • Fibonacci Puzzles (Easier and Harder)
  • The Mathematical Magic of the Fibonacci Numbers
  • The First 500 Fibonacci Numbers...
  • A Formula for the Fibonacci Numbers
  • Fibonacci Bases and Other Ways of Representing Integers
  • The Golden Section and Geometry
  • Two-dimensional Geometry and the Golden Section
  • The Golden Geometry of Solids
  • Phi's Fascinating Figures - The Golden Section Number
  • Introduction to Continued Fractions
  • Continued Fractions Converter
  • Phigits and Base Phi Representations
  • Fibonacci Rabbit Sequence
  • The Fibonacci Numbers in a Formula for Pi
  • Fibonacci Forgeries
  • The Lucas Numbers
  • The Fibonomials
  • General Fibonacci Series
  • Fibonacci and Phi in the Arts

MathChallenge.net FAQ


Colin Hughes produced these FAQs after receiving questions about his MathsChallenge problems. Examples include:

  • Prime Numbers: What is a prime number?
  • Irrational Roots: When is a square root irrational?
  • 0.999...: Is 0.999... really equal to 1?
  • Trigonometry: What is trigonometry?
  • Volume of a Pyramid: How do you find volume of a pyramid?
  • Impossible Constructions: Are any constructions impossible?
  • Cryptography: What is cryptography?


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