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July 2, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 27

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Math Forum PD Special Extended | Summer Fermi League
Special Functions in Wolfram|Alpha
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SUMMER FERMI LEAGUE

http://www.district287.org/fermi/

The Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League is an Internet-based math
competition appropriate for enrichment, small group work, and
individuals wanting creative, technology-rich experiences in
the summer.

In its 12th year, the Fermi Math League is open to students
world-wide. The four-week Summer '10 season of Fermi Math
starts Monday, July 12.

Details of the program:

- Cost: $50 per student per team
- Students may work solo, or in teams up to four
- Divisions for grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 plus 7-9 regular and
7-9 "web designer" division
- All work done on the Internet via email
- Model archive is available online to registered students
and schools
- Rules and tips are available to all online
- Grade 1/2 problems are "family math" oriented--parents
and kids as partners
- Prizes: medals, ribbons, certificates, fame...

Student registration materials are now available for the
Summer Session.

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SPECIAL FUNCTIONS IN WOLFRAM|ALPHA

http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2010/06/15/

Special functions describe a large number of phenomena in
mathematical physics and other disciplines. Michael Trott posts
here about Wolfram|Alpha's treatment of these functions. In
particular, there are some with two forms: a simpler version
that makes certain assumptions about a situation, and a more
complex version that takes into account all the parameters of
the situation. Wolfram|Alpha will compute either version.

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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Summer Fermi League</font></p>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Special Functions in Wolfram|Alpha</font></p>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Toshiba America Foundation Grants</font></p>

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The Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League is an Internet-based math
competition appropriate for enrichment, small group work, and
individuals wanting creative, technology-rich experiences in
the summer.</p>
<p>In its 12th year, the Fermi Math League is open to students
world-wide. The four-week Summer '10 season of Fermi Math
starts Monday, July 12.</p>
<p>Details of the program:</p>
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<li>Cost: $50 per student per team</li>
<li>Students may work solo, or in teams up to four</li>
<li>Divisions for grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 plus 7-9 regular and
7-9 "web designer" division</li>
<li>All work done on the Internet via email</li>
<li>Model archive is available online to registered students
and schools</li>
<li>Rules and tips are available to all online</li>
<li>Grade 1/2 problems are "family math" oriented&mdash;parents
and kids as partners</li>
<li>Prizes: medals, ribbons, certificates, fame...</li>
</ul>
<p>Student registration materials are now available for the
Summer Session.</p>
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Special functions describe a large number of phenomena in
mathematical physics and other disciplines. Michael Trott posts
here about Wolfram|Alpha's treatment of these functions. In
particular, there are some with two forms: a simpler version
that makes certain assumptions about a situation, and a more
complex version that takes into account all the parameters of
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