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Volume 7, Number 40

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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.

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           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.

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               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.

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             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.

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