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LnMcmullin@aol.com

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Writing Math
Posted: Feb 20, 1998 4:56 PM
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The following web site was referenced a few days ago in a post. The material
is by Kirby Urner. I recommend it to you for the mathematic of course, but
also for the way it is written. Specifically I was impressed by the use of
color as an integral part of the discussion and of the mathematics (not just
to highlight important words). Here the computer easily surpasses the
textbook.

The site is http://www.teleport.com/~pdx4d/quadrays.html

As an aside: the idea of using color to help in the understanding of the text
was, I understand, suggested in the late1920s by William Faulkner for the
first section of his novel "The Sound and the Fury." But it was not
technically possible to print books that way then. But that's another story
(pun intended).

Lin McMullin
Ballston Spa, NY




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