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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News, No. 2.18 (May 5)
Posted:
May 3, 1997 11:29 PM


5 May 1997 Vol.2, No.18
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
MathPages  Finite Math/Applied Calc  Principia Hypertextica
KEVIN BROWN'S MATHPAGES
http://www.seanet.com/~ksbrown/
If you've been wondering about Zeisel Numbers, Machin's Merit, How (or How NOT) to Prove Pi is Irrational, Golf Tournaments and Latin Squares, or The Importance of Being Urnest, this is the site for you. It contains over 300 articles on a variety of mathematical topics, including:
 Algebra  Calculus and Differential Equations  Combinatorics  Geometry  History of Mathematics  Music  Number Theory  Physics  Probability and Statistics  Set Theory and Foundations
and a 'Most Wanted List' of elementary unsolved problems, linkreferenced and updated by Brown as others solve them  'elementary' because no special background is required to understand them, 'unsolved' because Brown doesn't know the answers and they've been posted on the newsgroup sci.math but no one has answered them.
http://www.seanet.com/~ksbrown/mwlist.htm
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FINITE MATHEMATICS AND APPLIED CALCULUS
http://www.hofstra.edu/~matscw/realworld.html
Designed to be a complete Web resource for the subject, this site is based on three applied texts by Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble of Hofstra University.
Online interactive tutorials, topic summaries, true/false quizzes, and review exercises correspond to chapters in these textbooks on finite mathematics and calculus applied to the real world.
The site also provides three complete online texts for Liberal Arts and Business majors, with exercises and applications:
 Introduction to Logic  Trigonometric Functions and Calculus  Probability and Calculus
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TYPESETTING MATH  GUIDELINES FROM PRINCIPIA HYPERTEXTICA
William I. Johnston
http://world.std.com/~wij/webdesign/typesetting.html
Mathematics can be difficult to convey in HTML. Johnston, a former math teacher and current editor of textbooks for Houghton Mifflin, writes in detail about the problems, gives suggestions for using ASCII and GIF files, and supplies notes on proposals andexperimental projects such as MINSE, the Integrator, Java applets, and Portable Document Format (PDF).
Typesetting Math is an essay from a larger collection wherein Johnston offers advice about speed, accessibility, validity, and navigability on the Web, with links to information about these issues:
A MATHEMATICS EDUCATOR'S VIEW OF WEB DESIGN
http://world.std.com/~wij/webdesign/
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