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19 April 2004 Vol. 9, No. 16 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Mathematics and Operations Research in Industry Comparative Chronology of Money Centre for the Popularisation of Mathematics MATHEMATICS AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN INDUSTRY MAA Online Feature http://maa.org/features/012304mathinindustry.html Students majoring in mathematics might wonder whether they will ever use the mathematics they are learning, once they graduate and get a job. Is any of the analysis, calculus, algebra, numerical methods, combinatorics, math programming, etc. really going to be of value in the real world? Three mathematicians working at General Motors R & D provide some answers. \|/ ASK DR. MATH FAQ: WHY STUDY MATH? http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.why.math.html Why do we need to learn math? When are we ever going to use it in real life? Math study tips. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- COMPARATIVE CHRONOLOGY OF MONEY http://www.ex.ac.uk/~RDavies/arian/amser/chrono.html This site by Glyn and Roy Davies chronicles monetary history from ancient times to the present day. The information presented is based on the book, "A History of Money." The timeline starts from 9000 BC and goes through 2002 AD. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CENTRE FOR THE POPULARISATION OF MATHEMATICS http://www.cpm.informatics.bangor.ac.uk/centre/ The School of Mathematics at the University of Wales at Bangor has designed a website to expose a wide audience to the field of mathematics as a study of patterns, forms, and structures with diverse applications. Because of its graphics and photography, the site is engaging for students of many ages. Features include: Symbolic Structures - Galleries 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - Tapestries - Figurative Sculpture Sculpture Maths - Borromean Rings - The Mobius Band - Knots - Torus Knots - Projective Plane - Dirac String Trick - The Brehm Model - Fibre Bundles - Fractals Knots Exhibition - Basic Knots - Same Knots - Sorting Out the Bowline - Crossovers - Unknotting - Bridge Number - Colouring - Links & Families - Mirror Images - Arithmetic - Knots & Numbers - Prime Knots - DNA -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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/ Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ 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 Ask Dr. Math Books http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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