Math Forum Internet News

Volume 4, Number 44

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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 \|/ 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 free-standing 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. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- VISUAL MATHEMATICS (VISMATH) The Art and Science Electronic Journal of ISIS-Symmetry 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. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pow/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/discussions/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \

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