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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 2.11 (March 17)
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Mar 16, 1997 1:44 PM


17 March 1997 Vol.2, No.11
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
MathView  Math Awareness Week: Vermont  Ask Dr. Math FAQ
MATHVIEW http://www.cybermath.com/
Waterloo Maple's MathView offers a new, interactive way of exploring and exchanging mathematical ideas. It's a browser plugin that lets you edit and manipulate algebraic expressions, and animate and rotate graphs embedded in Web pages.
(This is a new product and has some rough edges. It is better used for display or by experienced mathematicians than by students for exploration.)
In the "Exploring Mathematics" section of the Cyberview site you can apply interpolating curves to the design of a minivan, calculate the voltages in an AC circuit, or study projectile motion. You'll find subjects at the high school, college, and graduate levels, including:
 Algebra  Complex Numbers  Fourier Analysis  Geometry  Fractals  Graphics Gallery  Statistics  Linear Algebra  Integration  Trigonometry  Optimization  Modeling  Vectors  Polyhedra  Solving Equations
The site features a VRML Gallery of 3D images and the Maple code used to create them. You can also order the MathView algebra and graphing program to publish math live on the Internet.
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MATHEMATICS AWARENESS WEEK (MAW) 2026 April 1997 http://forum.swarthmore.edu/maw/
This year's theme: Mathematics and the Internet
Many institutions have made Web pages to publicize their MAW events. A growing list can be found at:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/maw/97/local/
Read about upcoming activities at the University of Vermont, including a poster contest for grades K8, a math question callin radio show, and a series of presentations by visiting lecturers.
How is your institution celebrating Math Awareness Week? Do you have an MAW web page we should list? Fill out this form and let us know:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/maw/activity.form.html
Questions and comments about MAW may be sent to maw@forum.swarthmore.edu
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ASK DR. MATH GETS A FAQ
What is an imaginary number? What is Pascal's Triangle good for? Please tell me something about the Golden Ratio.
Answers to these and other 'frequently asked questions' are provided in our new Dr. Math FAQ:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/faq/
We've recently added stars to highlight interesting answers and good places to start reading in our Ask Dr. Math archives.
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/
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