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27 December 2004 Vol. 9, No. 52 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS Math Chats for Students | Online Multilingual Math Glossary The Physics of Every Day Life MATH CHATS FOR STUDENTS In connection with our Virtual Math Teams Project, the Math Forum has been exploring a new service for students to participate in collaborative problem-solving sessions (Math Chats) over the Internet. If you would like to explore the possibility of having your students participate in this research project, please respond as noted on this page: http://mathforum.org/pow/vmt/announce.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ONLINE MULTILINGUAL MATH GLOSSARY http://www.math.glencoe.com/multilingual_glossary Glencoe/McGraw-Hill has launched an online multilingual glossary specializing in math terminology. Users are prompted to select a letter of the alphabet. Once selected, words starting with that letter are displayed along with the option of selecting one of the following 12 languages: - Arabic - Bengal - Chinese - English - Haitian - Hmong - Korean - Russian - Spanish - Tagalog - Urdu - Vietnamese A PDF document downloads as a word is chosen. There are about ten words defined on the page. If a language other than English is chosen, users will see the English term along with the word and its definition in the selected language. Many terms include diagrams that illustrate the term with labels in the appropriate language. From "acute triangle" to "zero exponent," the math glossary contains more than 700 mathematical vocabulary terms commonly used in grade 6 through Algebra 2. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE PHYSICS OF EVERY DAY LIFE http://lpmcn.univ-lyon1.fr/~lbocquet/ricochet.html Have you ever pondered, "Why is the stone skipping and not sinking?" Lyderic Bocquet's son asked him that question as they skipped stones at a lake, so the physicist made some calculations, and published them in The American Journal of Physics. Said Bocquet, "...I thought it was entertaining material for teaching. It provides a nice example of hydrodynamics, mechanics, gyroscopic effect...." Author Bocquet and collaborator Christophe Clanet created a robot that whipped metal disks at a tank of water with high precision. They then used a fast camera to analyze the motion and discover a "magical angle" that optimizes bounce. Step through a PowerPoint presentation of their work. Also, download a PDF of the AJP article, or watch QuickTime movies of skipping stones. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum @ Drexel 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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