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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 5.36 (4 Sept 2000)
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Sep 1, 2000 7:11 AM


4 September 2000 Vol. 5, No. 36
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
Chameleon Graphing  Whitcher Famous Curves Applet Index  Banach Matters
The Math Forum's six Problems of the Week are back in session for the 20002001 school year. Students are invited to submit solutions to Elementary, Middle School, Geometry, Algebra, Discrete Math, and Trig/Calculus problems: http://mathforum.com/pow/ .
CHAMELEON GRAPHING  Ursula Whitcher
http://mathforum.com/cgraph/cplane/
A Web unit that introduces the coordinate plane, for late elementary and middleschool students.
With the help of Sam the Chameleon, learn to find points on a number line and graph points in the coordinate plane. Contents include:
 Introduction  Points on a Line Negative Numbers  The Plane Finding Points in the Plane Graphing Points in the Plane  Scale Estimating Points Tricky Graphs  Glossary  Links  Note to Grownups
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FAMOUS CURVES APPLET INDEX MacTutor Math History Archive
http://wwwhistory.mcs.stand.ac.uk/history/Java/
From Astroid, Cardiod, Catenary, and Cayley's Sextic to the Trisectrix of Maclaurin, Tschirnhaus' Cubic, Watt's Curve, the Witch of Agnesi  and many more  click on the name of a curve to experiment with some of its associated curves. (Your browser must be capable of running Java.)
The Famous Curves Applet Index is hosted by the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive at St. Andrews:
http://wwwhistory.mcs.stand.ac.uk/history/
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BANACH MATTERS
BA DICT: THE BANACH ALGEBRA DICTIONARY  Bland
http://www.bigwig.net/banachalgebras/
A searchable dictionary of definitions and theorems used in the study of Banach algebras. Entries may be viewed as pictures or in HTML or LaTeX formats.
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BANACH SPACES BULLETIN BOARD Mathematics Department, Oklahoma State University
http://www.math.okstate.edu/~alspach/banach/
Links to preprints of papers in Banach space theory and related fields, and archives of messages that have been sent to all subscribers to the associated list. In addition, the Recent section lists the most recent papers that have been added to the archive. The archive itself is a subset of the functional analysis section of the math archive at Los Alamos.
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