8 November 1999 Vol. 4, No. 45
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
Mathematrix  Stemkoski  Mudd Math Fun Facts  Su  Zentralblatt Math Database
MATHEMATRIX  Lee Stemkoski
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/7773/index.html
A site devoted to exploring mathematical recreations, some of
the more entertaining and often lesserknown areas of
mathematics, and offering a random math "quote of the moment"
from a Mathematics and Computer Science major at Boston
University. Topics include:
 Bubbles  Mathematical Art
 Conway's Game of Life  Mobius Strip
 Flexagons  Nontransitive Dice
 Fractals  Platonic Solids
 Fundamental Theorems  Poetry
 Happy Equations  Polyominoes
 Higher Dimensions  Quotations
 Humor and Comics  Soma Cube
 Important Constants  Rubik's Cube
 Juggling  Tangrams
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MUDD MATH FUN FACTS  Francis E. Su
Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
http://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/
A site developed as a resource for professors wishing to
enrich their courses with mathematical 'fun facts': more than
a hundred math tidbits that can be used at the beginning of
class to get students interested in mathematics. The site
recommends that they be used in lowerdivision college
courses such as calculus, but many would interest advanced
high school students.
On the site you can pull up a random fun fact, or search by
subject, keyword, or level of difficulty. Tidbits range from
Toggling Light Switches and the Ham Sandwich Theorem to Math
Limericks and Music Math Harmony. Subjects to search include
algebra, calculus/analysis, combinatorics, geometry, number
theory, probability, and topology, or you can browse all
subjects in one list.
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ZENTRALBLATT MATH DATABASE  SpringerVerlag
http://www.emis.de/ZMATH/
A database edited by the European Mathematical Society,
the FIZ Karlsruhe, and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences,
and established in cooperation with Math Doc Cell (France).
Search for abstracts of papers on any math subject by author,
title, classification, source, reviewer, and publication year.
In addition to the Berlin server, there are servers in three
other locations:
 Strasbourg
http://wwwirma.ustrasbg.fr/ZMATH/
 New York
http://www.springerny.com/ZMATH/
 Lecce, Italy
http://sibasinmdb.unile.it/ZMATH/
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