16 August 1999 Vol. 4, No. 33
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
Visualizing Infinite Series - Lanius | NASA Spacelink |
Dictionary of Units of Measurement
VISUALIZING AN INFINITE SERIES - Cynthia Lanius
This lesson uses a trapezoid successively divided in fourths
as a visual representation of an infinite geometric series,
a mathematical concept that is often only treated
Explorations are outlined for investigating a number of
series, and links to related sites are provided.
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HOW MANY? A DICTIONARY OF UNITS OF MEASUREMENT - Rowlett
A dictionary of both metric (SI) and English measurement
units, with history, links to related sites, and a
bibliography. Contents include:
- Using the Dictionary: numbers and units, names of large
numbers, symbols and abbreviations
- The International System (SIPM): SI fundamental and
derived units, metric prefixes
- The English Customary Systems: the metric system, CGS and
MKS units, spelling of metric units, the metric system
in the United States
- Links to Related Sites
This dictionary has been compiled by Russ Rowlett, the
Director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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