 Soap Bubbles  Ron Hipschman; The Exploratorium
Why does a bubble form a sphere? Why not a cube, tetrahedron, or other geometrical figure? This site from San Francisco's Exploratorium provides information on the shape of bubbles and what happens when bubbles meet, with formulas for longlife bubble
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 Soap Film Models (SMILE)  Joan Pintozzi, Curie Metro. High School
A lesson designed to encourage students to conjecture, introducing the concept of minimum path and minimum surface area and practicing measurement of line segments and angles. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single
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 Soap Films and Grid Walks  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
A simple, physical demonstration of a mathematical truth can produce a lasting impression  one that inspires new questions and speculations. For Christopher C. Chang, a student at Henry M. Gunn Senior High School in Palo Alto, Calif., and one of 40 finalists
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 Social Actuary  Social Actuary
The Social Actuary community allows actuaries to: create a user profile; connect with other actuaries around the world to discuss exams, study habits, careers and much more via the Forums; display exam and destination progress via user profile; create
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 Social and Historical Aspects of Mathematics  Thompson, Wilkinson; Univ. of Wolverhampton (UK)
Math history: the development of counting systems and notations (includes Egyptian, Sumerian, Babylonian, and HinduArabic numerals); of notation and concepts in algebra; Changing systems of geometry from Euclid to Klein's programme (includes New Geometries,
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 Sociedade Portuguesa de Matemática (SPM)
Portuguese Mathematical Society. Periodicals, monographs, events, membership information.
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 Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques  L'Institut d'Estudis Catalans
The Catalan Mathematical Society. Barcelona 2000, the Third European Congress of Mathematics, and World Mathematical Year 2000.
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 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
The mission of SACNAS is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels. Their Biography Project, for
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 Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences
An association of researchers and practitioners interested in applying dynamical systems, chaos, and complexity theory to psychology and the life sciences. Joining the society; contents and submission information for the journal Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology,
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 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
SIAM was founded in 1951 to advance the application of mathematics to science and industry, promote mathematical research that could lead to effective new methods and techniques for science and industry, and to provide media for the exchange of information
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 Society for Mathematical Biology
A forum for discussion of research in biology, mathematical biology, and mathematics applied to or motivated by biology  interdisciplinary research such as biophysics, computational biology, and many other similar realms. Information on membership and
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 Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics  Bruce Mizrach
The Society seeks to promote the use of nonlinear methods in economics and finance from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. Call for papers; programs of past symposia; Journal (Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics  abstracts and bibliographies
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 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)
A multidisciplineary, international open forum for those interested in risk analysis, broadly defined to include risk assessment, characterization, communication, management, and policy. Interests include risks to human health and the environment, both
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 Society for Special Functions and their Applications (SSFA)  S. Ahmad Ali
A group based in India which exclusively caters to and coordinates research activities in this branch of analysis. The Society has interaction with the SIAM Activity Group  SIAM OPSF. Under the agreement the permission has been granted to SSFA, India
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 Society for Special Functions & their Applications, India
Publications, links, and conferences of the society. The main objectives of the Society are: to promote basic research in the field of Special Functions and their application in other areas of mathematics and in Science and industry; to encourage and
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 Society of Actuaries
Actuaries are professionals trained in mathematics, statistics, and economic techniques that allow them to put a financial value on future events. This skill is of great value to insurance companies, investment firms, employee benefits consulting firms,
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 Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
The premier source of learning and knowledge for the manufacturing community. An international professional society dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge, and learning. Founded
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 Society of Young Mathematicians  SYMs
A UK organization that motivates and encourages "all young people who enjoy mathematics." SYMS publishes articles, news, "things to do," calculator hints, book reviews, games, puzzles, and competitions in its newsletter, SymmetryPlus, and termly journal,
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 Sociological Foundations Supporting the Study of Cultural Diversity  Hugh Mehan, Univ. of California at San Diego
In order to understand the barriers to educational equality faced by lowincome cultural and linguistic minority youth, we need to understand the ways in which social class and ethnicity interact with language and culture. This paper examines various
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 The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of by Telling  Rick Garlikov
An example and explanation of how to use students' (including young children's) inherent reasoning abiltiy to guide them gently and easily into an understanding of difficult ideas.
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 Soddy's Formula  Pat Ballew
Descartes' Circle Theorem, an example of giving the credit to the wrong person. The formula is about the relation of the radii of four mutually tangent circles and is sometimes called the Kissing Circles Theorem: if four circles are all tangent to each
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 Sofist India  Sofist India
A software company that specializes in developing offtheshelf products and components (assemblies) using Microsoft .NET technology. The company also develops and maintains software packages and develops web sites. Its expertise lies in the fields of
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 Soft Mathematics: The Mathematics of People  Keith Devlin
Keith Devlin describes the blending of mathematics with other disciplines, an approach that is increasingly being adopted in the study of people and their actions.
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 Softmath  Neven Jurkovic
Developers of Algebrator, an automated tutor based on Maxima CAS that provides stepbystep solutions to algebra, trigonometry, and statistics problems, and exports answers to MathML. Demo and purchase Algebrator; use Softmath's free online software to
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 Softronics Inc.: An Educational Software Company
MMLogic: A MultiMedia Logic Design System (free fully functional trial version available); MSWLogo: A free Educational programming language that brings Windows and Logo together, now supporting 3dimensional geometry.
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 SoftSchools.com  Mani Gudavalli
Free math worksheets and interactive online games for practicing times tables, adding, subtracting, telling time, and more. Organized into prek, kindergarten, grades 12, grades 34, grade 5, measurement, and fun games.
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 Software and Animations (The Geometry Junkyard)  David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
An extensive annotated list of pointers to specialized software, Java applets, video sequences, and other forms of interactive or animated geometry.
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 Software  Bill White
These Flash apps provide online practice deriving some unknown property of a figure given its other measures. Find the area of a trapezoid given its two base lengths and height; find one of its bases given its area and height; find its height given its
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 Software by Al Jarnow  ProtoZone Interactives
Webbased interactive software excerpted from pattern exhibits at the Long
Island Children's Museum, the National Museum of Science and Industry (London),
and the Brooklyn Childrens's Museum. Introductions to art and math with many patternmaking
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 Software Carpentry  Software Carpentry
Basic computing skills for scientists through selfpaced online instruction or short, intensive workshops ("boot camps" at universities and research facilities in the US, UK, and Canada). See, in particular, the free outlines and video lectures on MATLAB,
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 Software Development  Dept. of Mathematics, University of Arizona
A page with links to mathematical and graphics packages developed within the University of Arizona Mathematics Department. Researchrelated and instructional software, with packages related to computer algebra and raster graphics; vector graphics and
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 Software for Algebra and Geometry Experimentation  William Stein et al.
Free and open software for researching and teaching algebra, geometry, number theory, cryptography, and more. SAGE performs group theory and combinatorics (using GAP), symbolic computation and calculus (Maxima), commutative algebra (Singular), number
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 Software for Graphics and Data Analysis  S. Baum; Dept. of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
Links to software with descriptions, features, and where to find it, in (mostly) the following categories (or check out the complete alphabetical list): mostly graphics; mostly numerical analysis and number crunching; mostly data formats; commercial packages;
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 Software for mathematics education  Piet van Blokland
Software for mathematical education that draws on David Tall's philosophy of teaching: use Graphic Calculus to visualize, explore, and conceptualize the graph of a linear function; analyze the data and simulations included with VUStat to learn statistics
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 Software for Texas Instrument Calculators  Nevil Hopley
A collection of teaching programs for Texas Instruments calculators. Developed and tested in classrooms since 1998, the programs make the TI83, TI83+ & TI83+ Silver Edition more than just a calculator. Order by program, age group (ages 1218), or topic
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 Software from Alan J. Miller  Alan J. Miller
Dozens of FORTRAN downloads, organized into logistic regression, TOMS algorithms, special code for F and NAS compilers, code converted from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Library of Mathematics, miscellaneous other code, and applied statistics algorithms.
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 Software (Mathematics Archives)  University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
An extensive collection of links to software, with abstracts and reviews, organized in four different ways: by platform (Macintosh, MSDOS) and then by subject; interactive texts (using a commercial package such as Mathematica, Maple or Mathkit to interact
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 Software  School of Statistics, University of Minnesota
XLISPSTAT  a statistical environment based on a dialect of the Lisp language called XLISP; MacAnova, an interactive program for statistical analysis and matrix algebra; Rcode  software that accompanies the book, An Introduction to Regression Graphics,
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 Software's Origin  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Librarian Fred R. Shapiro of the Yale Law School in New Haven, Conn., searched for the word software among scholarly journals electronically archived in the JSTOR database and found that the term software used to describe computer programs dates back
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 The Solar System and Space Technology  Eddie B. Rose Jr.  YaleNew Haven Teachers Institute
A unit that presents a modularized, individualized problemsolving scientific/mathematics packet that can be adapted for grades K12. The contents focus on space exploration and its relation to science and mathematics. The curriculum is
design to integrate
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 The Solar System (SMILE)  Fred J. Schaal, Lane Tech High School
A lesson designed to make use of concentric circles and angles in excess of 180 degrees to construct a sketch of the nakedeyevisible planets of the Solar System (polar coordinates). From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost
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 Soler's Fractal Site
Fractal galleries of images made using Tierazon and other programs, links, downloads of fractalgenerating programs, and articles on fractals.
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 Solids Workshop  FacticsMax
A program that allows you to select a square, triangular, pentagonal, or hexagonal prism, pyramid, or frustum; or a cylinder or cone, choose the height, side, (and frustum height) you desire, and print out a net pattern that will fold up into the selected
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 Solitairey Sequences  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Solitaire on the computer screen  called Klondike or Idiot's Delight, this form of solitaire has resisted mathematical analysis. Partly because Klondike involves player choice, no one has yet been able to construct a mathematical model of the game from
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 Soliton Lab Art Gallery  Kanehisa Takasaki, Takasaki Lab, Kyoto University
The site contains a solitonlab as well as links to mathematics galleries. The special exhibition section contains links to related sites from around the world while the permanent exhibition section is an explanation of solitons with more
links to other
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 Solomon Papers  Sorin Solomon
Links to papers on microscopic representation of stock markets, and some papers on clusters and multiscale, artificial creativity and novelty emergence, Vision, psychophysics, and cognitive development, Sand piles, and Lattice QCD.
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 Solutions to Heinemann AS/A Level text books  George Ierotheou
To provide ample examples of how to apply the key methods and techniques used at AS/A level.
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 Solve Equations by Successive Approximations in Your Spreadsheet  P. Russell
Approximation formulae to compute real and complex solutions of equations in a spreadsheet. The site includes an introduction to slope and derivatives.
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 Solve for n  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Solve for n: 3/n = 7/12. A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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 Solve for y  NASA Lewis Learning Technologies Project
Solve the following for y: 12y  16 = 20y. A detailed answer is provided. From NASA's 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test.
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