1 November 1999 Vol. 4, No. 44
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
Vectors  Kirby, Olive  Math Resources in French  Visual Mathematics (VisMath)
VECTOR LAND  Paul Kirby
An Introduction to 3D Vector Analysis
http://members.tripod.com/~Paul_Kirby/vector/VectorLand.html
An online course offering Java applets and 3D graphics to
teach 3D vectors and related topics such as 3D graphics
programming and Newtonian mechanics. Contents include:
 3D Vectors
 The Dot Product
 The Cross Product
 The Vector Equation of a Line
 The Vector Equation of a Plane
 The Point of Intersection of a Line and a Plane
 Some Shortest Distance Calculations
 Coordinate Systems
 An introduction to parametric curves
Test what you have learned by finding the distance between
two cities along the surface of the earth, docking at a
space station, or calculating the angle between two adjacent
sides of a dodecahedron:
http://members.tripod.com/~Paul_Kirby/appletgreatcircle/greatc.html
http://members.tripod.com/~Paul_Kirby/group/station.html
http://members.tripod.com/~Paul_Kirby/Linear/dodoca.html
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MATHS HELP: WORKING WITH VECTORS  Jenny Olive
http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~jenolive/homevec.html
For more about vectors, see Jenny Olive's pages written as
a freestanding supplement to a textbook. Designed "to help
science and engineering students cross the high school/
college divide" by emphasizing the physical applications of
vectors, they are organized into Basic Stuff (e.g. general
rules, trying to pull a boulder up a hill); Multiplying
Vectors; and Lines and Planes.
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MATHEMATICS RESOURCES IN FRENCH
Math Forum  Internet Mathematics Library
The Math Forum invites you to search or browse its more
than 100 links to French math sites or sites with resources
in French as well as English.
http://mathforum.org/library/languages/french/
If you are familiar with a site we don't yet catalog, please
use our Web form to suggest the link. Your help in writing
an annotation will be much appreciated.
http://mathforum.org/library/add.html
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VISUAL MATHEMATICS (VISMATH)
The Art and Science Electronic Journal of ISISSymmetry
http://members.tripod.com/vismath/
The electronic journal of the International Society for
Interdisciplinary Studies of Symmetry, published by the
Mathematical Institute, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, features
papers, conference announcements, and links to related sites.
See, in particular, onsite math art images and exhibitions:
http://members.tripod.com/vismath/mart.htm
VisMath is edited by Denes Nagy, Tsukuba University, Japan,
and Slavik Jablan, Mathematical Institute, Belgrade,
Yugoslavia.
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