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7 October 2002 Vol. 7, No. 40 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Oliver Byrne's Edition of Euclid | Math Mistakes in the News Mathematical Moments Program - AMS OLIVER BYRNE'S EDITION OF EUCLID Library of the University of British Columbia http://www.sunsite.ubc.ca/DigitalMathArchive/Euclid/byrne.html An edition of Euclid was published in 1847 in England, edited by an otherwise unknown mathematician named Oliver Byrne. It covers the first 6 books of Euclid, which range through most of elementary plane geometry and the theory of proportions. What distinguishes Byrne's edition is that he attempts to present Euclid's proofs in terms of colorful pictures, using as little text and, in particular, as few labels as possible. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATH MISTAKES IN THE NEWS - Paul Cox http://xocxoc.home.att.net/math/inthenews.htm These are recent news stories of mathematical interest, where people did not check their facts, or are outright trying to deceive the public. Where available, you can click on the headline to read the whole story. \|/ THE GLOSSARY OF MATH MISTAKES http://www.mathmistakes.com/ Paul Cox's list of common mathematical mistakes committed by advertisers, the media, reporters, politicians, activists, and others. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMATICAL MOMENTS PROGRAM - AMS http://www.ams.org/ams/mathmoments.html The American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Moments is a series of illustrated "snapshots" designed to promote appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture. The AMS has recently added these topics: - Enhancing Your Image - Getting Results on the Web - Folding for Fun and Function - Revealing Nature's Secrets - Simulating Galaxies - Making Votes Count - Bidding Wisely - Eye-dentifying Yourself Mathematical Moments are in PDF format and may be freely downloaded in a standard or short version. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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 Donations http://deptapp.drexel.edu/ia/GOL/giftsonline1_MF.asp _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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