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Annie Fetter

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Items Available via FTP from the Forum - Monthly Posting
Posted: Jun 23, 1993 12:18 PM
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M O N T H L Y P O S T I N G

Items Available via FTP from The Geometry Forum

June, 1993

The following files are available via anonymous ftp from
forum.swarthmore.edu. Items which are new or have been updated since the
last posting are marked with an asterisk.

Files are currently available in the following directories:

/articles.and.books/articles
articles and abstracts of articles from a variety of
journals and publications

/articles.and.books/books
abstracts of books related to geometry

/conferences.and.institutes
announcements of and applications for various conferences
and institutes. Also some proceedings.

/news.archive
all articles ever posted to the Forum

/nuntius
Macintosh newsreader

/pictures
A folder of pictures, in Postscript and other formats,
of geometric items

/projects
abstracts of (mostly NSF-funded) projects that are working
with geometry in some way.

/reference.material/mt.biblio
bibliography of geometry materials appearing in the
Mathematics Teacher

/software/mac
cool geometry software for the Mac.

/software/pc
cool geometry software for the IBM PC.

The index from each directory is below.

If you have material that you feel should be included in our archives, or if
you need some help in retrieving files via ftp, please send a note to
annie@forum.swarthmore.edu.

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New items:

/software/pc/penrose
/articles.and.books/articles/intuition.word5mac.hqx
/articles.and.books/articles/intuition.rtf
/articles.and.books/books/spatial.tessellations.REV


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/articles.and.books/articles

This directory contains articles and abstracts of articles. The listings
below give the title of the article as it appears in the Forum directory and
information, including author(s), actual title, and source of publication (if
any), about the article. Entries followed by 'ABS' are abstracts.

alternatives.to.lecture.method
Author: Martha Smith
Title: Alternatives to the Lecture Method in Teaching Geometry
Source: UME Trends, October 1992

core.curriculum.ABS
Author: Martha Tietze
Title: A Core Curriculum in Geometry
Source: Mathematics Teacher, April 1992 issue

geographic.constructions.ABS
Authors: Art Johnson and Laurie Boswell
Title: Geographic Constructions
Source: March 1992 issue of Mathematics Teacher

** intuition.word5mac.hqx
** intuition.rtf
Author: Charlie Gunn
Title: Computers in Support of Mathematical Intuition
Source: Charlie Gunn
Comments: intuition.rtf is a text file containing rich text format
(RTF) commands. intuition.word5mac.hqx is a Binhexed
Macintosh Microsoft Word version 5 file.

symmetries.of.irregular.polygons.ABS
Author: Thomas Shilgalis
Title: Symmetries of Irregular Polygons
Source: Mathematics Teacher, May 1992 issue

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/articles.and.books/books

This directory contains abstracts and reviews of books and video related to
geometry. If the entry is a review of a video, it is appended by .VID.
Abstracts are appended by .ABS, reviews by .REV.

We're always looking for more entries! If you have a review or abstract that
you would like included in these archives, please mail it to
forum.swarthmore.edu. Permission must be obtained for previously published
reviews.

The following items are included in this directory:

applications.secondary.mathematics.REV
Applications of Secondary School Mathematics: Readings from the
Mathematics Teachers, NCTM. by Joe Dan Austin

calculus.virgin.REV
The Calculus Virgin: An Artist's View of the Language of Calculus,
by d'Arcy Hayman

mind.benders.ABS
Mind Benders: Games of Shape, by Ivan Moscovich

not.knot.VID.REV
Not Knot, video and supplementary book

renaissance.science.VID.REV
The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective, with Joseph
Dauben. Also, Masters of Illusions, with James Burke.

** spatial.tessellations.REV
Spatial Tessellations, Concepts and Applications of Voronoi Diagrams,
by Atsuyuki Okabe, Barry Boots, and Kokichki Sugihara, Chichester,
John Wiley and Sons, 1992. Reviewed by Majorie Senechal.

sphere.packing.solved.REV
Has the sphere packing problem been solved? by Ian Stewart.

symmetry.in.chaos.REV
Symmetry in Chaos: A Search for Patterns in Mathematics, Art, and
Nature, by Michael Field and Martin Golubitsky.

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/conferences.and.institutes

The following items are available in this directory:

ccgc.PRO directory containing the proceeds of the Conference on
Computers in Geometry Classrooms, held at St. Olaf College
in Northfield, Minnesota, June 24-25, 1992.

geo.center.summer.1992.REP

an article outlining the events at the Geometry Center during
the summer in 1992. Written by Laura Smith.

geometry.center.summer.for.teachers.june21-july2

introductory announcement of their summer institute. The
application deadline has probably passed, but write for more
information.

geometry.center.summer.institute.june14-august20

introductory announcement of their summer institute. The
application deadline has probably passed, but write for more
information.

midwest.geometry.conference.april30-may2

introductory announcement of their summer institute. The
application deadline has probably passed, but write for more
information.

park.city.utah.RGI.july.5-31

introductory announcement of their summer institute. The
application deadline has probably passed, but write for more
information.

smith.RGI.july.5-15

introductory announcement of their summer institute. The
application deadline has probably passed, but write for more
information.


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/news.archive

This directory contains all the articles ever posted on the Forum. They
are in directories according to where they were posted. They are listed
only by article number. An enclosed index lists the articles by Subject
heading and article number for easier searching.

** Eventually, we will have different topics archived together as well. A
project in progress. Look for this starting July 1.

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/Nuntius

This is /nuntius on forum.swarthmore.edu.

The official Nuntius FTP site is mac-dev.ruc.dk.

Nuntius has been updated to v.1.1d21

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/pictures

The contents of this folder are Postscript documents that can be downloaded
and sent to a Postscript printer or viewed with a PS viewer (such as the
NeXT or Ghostscript on the Mac). The contents of this folder will often
be quite large, and we'll try to provide a size in the info file for each
entry.

periodic.table.PS (368K)
periodic.table.info

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/projects

The files listed in this directory are abstracts, or descriptions, of projects
taking place that are working in the field of goemetry and high school math
in general. The sources of these abstracts are varied. Most titles are
followed by a short code indicating the source. For example, those titles
followed by .NSF have been sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The
listing below also indicated where the project is taking place. Note: some
of these projects have expired, but information may still be available.

blackfeet.mathematics.NSF, Blackfeet Community College, MT
connected.mathematics.project.NSF, Michigan State University
development.of.geoemtric.thinking.NSF, Kent State University
effects.of.problem-based.instruction.NSF, U of Hawaii Manoa
explorations.in.mathematics.NSF, Mass. Dept. Education, Quincy, MA
geometry.and.its.applications.NSF, Consortium for Mathematics, Lowell, MA
geometry.symposium.NSF, Campbell Union HSD, San Jose, CA
institute.for.secondary.mathematics.NSF, Kent State University
learning.to.teach.mathematics.NSF, Michigan State University
mathematics.opportunities.in.engin.sci.and.tech.NSF, Penn State, Univ. Park
mathtools.for.teachers.4-6.NSF, U of Chicago
michigan.state.mathematics.project.NSF, Michigan State University
new.dimensions.in.K-8.geometry.teaching.NSF, Roland Pk Cntry School, Baltimore
nyc.mathematics.project.NSF, CUNY Lehman College, Bronx, NY
project.connect.NSF, CUNY Graduate School
project.for.improvement.of.mathematics.education.NSF, Marquette, Milwaukee, WI
project.lincs.NSF, Illinois State University
science-mathematics.newsletter.NSF, Science Weekly Inc., Chevy Chase, MD
smartnet.NSF, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
supporting.learning.disabled.students.NSF, Rochester, NY
teachers.as.leaders.NSF, University of Iowa
teachers.empowering.teachers.NSF, St. Olaf College
teachers.teaching.teachers.NSF, University of Northern Iowa
understanding.in.ms.mathematics.NSF, Washington State University
visual.geometry.project.NSF, Swarthmore College, PA
western.math.scholars.program.NSF, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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/reference.materials/mt.biblio

These are the chapter headings for a bibliography noting all references to
geometry in the Mathematics Teacher.

analytic.and.coord (Analytic and Coordinate Geometry)
area
circles
complex.numbers
con.coll.ratio (Concurrency, Collinearity, and Ratio of Division)
conic.sections
constructions
dissection
enrichment
finite.geometries
foundations (Foundations of Geometry)
geom.and.algebra
geom.and.computers
four.color.problem
geoboard
graph.theory
higher.dimensions (Geometry in Dimensions Higher Than Two)
history
how.taught (How Geometry is Taught)
inequalities
joining.points
line.angle.measure (Lines, Angles, and Measurements)
logic
non.euclidean (Non-Euclidean Geometry)
polygons (Polygons of More than Four Sides)
proof.methods
quadrilaterals
right.triangles
similarity
tesselations
topology
transformations
triangles
vector.geometry
what.taught (What should be taught?)
whole.text (The entire bibliography in one file)


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/software/mac

1d.explorer.sea.hqx
Program for exploring chaotic behavior of functions on the real line.
Shareware ($5 or $10 fee).

fractal.wizard1.6.sea.hqx
Color fractal drawing program. Allows saving pictures as PICTs, and it is
also possible to write your own modules that draw other kinds of fractals.
Full source code is included. Freeware.

hyp.flight.sim.sea.hqx
This program lets you fly around in various manifolds, such as the 3-
torus, projective 3-space, and some manifolds with hyperbolic geometries.
The hyperbolic ones look best on a pretty fast Mac. Freeware.

hyp.macdraw1.0.sea.hqx
Lets you draw points, lines and polygons in the Poincare' disk, Klein disk
or Poincare' half-plane models of the hyperbolic plane. Freeware.

hypercube1.0.sea.hqx
Displays pictures of a rotating hypercube. You control the rates of
rotation around the various axes, and the perspective of the view.
Freeware.

hypergeo.sea.hqx
Draws pictures of semi-regular tilings of the hyperbolic plane. This is a
prototype and is somewhat rough. Freeware.

hyperspace2.0.sea.hqx
Displays pictures of various 3- and 4-dimensional polyhedra. Freeware.

ifs.movie.sea.hqx
Displays a movie of a fractal deforming. Freeware.

julias.dream1.07.sea.hqx
Very fast Julia-set drawer. Freeware.

mandella8.6.sea.hqx
Color Mandelbrot set (and other fractals too) explorer. Saves pictures in
several formats. Includes lots of sample images. Shareware ($40 fee).

mandelscope.maker1.0.sea.hqx
this file contains the programs MandelScope and MandelMaker. MandelScope
is a Mandelbrot set explorer and MandelMaker is a Mandelbrot image
generator. You use MandelScope to find a place you like and then use
MandelMaker to generate an image and save it as a PICT. MandelMaker is
freeware and MandelScope is $10 shareware.

** mandelzot4.0.sea.hqx (updated from 3.0.4)
Color Mandelbrot set explorer. Freeware.

reptiles1.5.sea.hqx
Program for drawing tilings of the Euclidean plane. The program is based
on the theory of Delaney-Dress symbols, and includes a D-D symbol editor.
Also includes lots of sample tilings. Draws in color. Shareware ($30
fee).

super.mandelzoom1.06.sea.hqx
Black & white Mandelbrot set explorer. Very fast, but does not support
saving pictures. Sort of shareware (no fee specified).

wallpaper1.1.sea.hqx
Draws cool patterns based on function iteration. Freeware.

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/software/pc

dy-syst.zip
Program for exploring Newton's method for roots of polynomials in the
complex plane, the Mandelbrot set, and Julia sets. Allows multiple
simultaneous color images. Requires a 386 or 486 with a math coprocessor
and Windows. You must ftp this file in BINARY mode (check the
instructions for your ftp program to see how to do this). WARNING:
We do not have a PC here and were thus not able to check this program
for viruses. Please check it as soon as you download it!

penrose/
This directory contains two files: PENROS.ZIP and README.
PENROSE.SCR is an AutoCAD script file for generating Penrose tile
arrangements of arbitrary size. You must have AutoCAD release 11 or
higher to use it. This material was written by Bradley Austin and is
public domain.

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