 Pat Thompson's Home Page  Patrick W. Thompson
Research on students' development of algebra and calculus ideas in grades 316, on the nature of multiplicative reasoning and its role in learning sophisticated mathematical ideas, and on teaching and learning statistical and probabilistic reasoning.
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 Paul Erdos: An Infinity of Problems  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Paul Erdos died of a heart attack on Sept. 20 [1996] at the age of 83. Considered by many as one of the great mathematicians of this century and certainly one of the most prolific ever, he will be missed. For more than 50 years, Erdos wandered the globe
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 Paul's Online Math Notes and Tutorials  Paul Dawkins, Lamar University
Online notes and tutorials on algebra, calculus, and differential equations. Also, PDFs, some reduced to fit onto one printed page, offering a review of algebra and trigonometry, a primer of complex numbers, listing common math errors, suggesting how
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 Paul's Page of Pi  Paul A. Gusmorino 3rd
Most of the content of this site is focused on methods of calculating pi: Archimedes' method; Wallis' formula; Gregory, Leibniz, and Machin; Newton's fluxions; and Paul's 8192 digits. Also Pi Poems, Music of Pi, and Pi Links.
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 paulus gerdes's Storefront  Paulus Gerdes
Purchase print editions or download Gerdes' titles, some also available in Portuguese, Dutch, and French: Drawings from Angola: Living Mathematics, Enjoy Puzzling with biLLies, Puzzle Fun with BiLLies, The Bisos Game: Puzzles and Diversions, Introducing
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 Pavilion of Polyhedreality  George W. Hart
A page of images of polyhedra from the author of Multidimensional Analysis and the Encyclopedia of Polyhedra. Constructions from wood, paper, paper clips, pencils, food and forks. The is also an extensive linked list of other Web pages related to polyhedra
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 PAX Puzzle  PAX Puzzle
Wooden puzzles, rope puzzles, puzzles boxes, and board games for sale. Recommendations and gift sets available.
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 Payoff Calculator  www.payoffcalculator.info
Financial calculators for finding out how long payments will take to pay off a loan, mortgage, or car loan. These payoff calculators also estimate how much you can save by adding extra contributions to your payments.
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 PC Calc
Calculator program for Windows 2000/XP. Offers calculations, graphing, matrices, steps in solving equations, and more. Features listed and a free 30day demo is available on the site.
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 PCMI@MathForum  Suzanne Alejandre, Jim King
An overview and, in some cases, details of the working groups, schedules, and projects from each summer session: Research Program, Graduate Summer School, Undergraduate Program, Mathematics Education Research Program, Undergraduate Faculty Program, High
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 PCS Edventures  PCS Edventures!.com, Inc.
Education company with a product line ranging from handson learning labs in technologyrich subjects like engineering, science, math, robotics, IT, and electronics to administrative tools designed to help schools manage the enormous amounts of data required
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 Pédagogie Mathématiques  Académie de Rennes
De nombreux documents pédagogiques (du collège au BTS), des jeux ainsi que d'excellents exemples d'utilisation des T.I.C.E. (technologies de l'information et de communication pour l'enseignement) des maths.
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 PDEase2D  Macsyma Inc.
PDEase solves a range of nonlinear problems in heat transfer, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, groundwater flow, electromagnetics, chemical reaction diffusion, and quantum mechanics. It simplifies finite element analysis with automatic gridding, automated
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 PDK Poster Project  Pamela Davis Kivelson
"Using Visual Means to Challenge Stereotypes." Posters for scientific literacy, humanizing the image of research science and scientists, and increasing the number of women and girls who choose to pursue and maintain careers in the physical sciences and
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 Peanut Software for Windows  Rick Parris
Abstracts and links for downloading free mathematics software: Wingeom (highprecision geometric constructions); Winplot (generalpurpose plotting utility); Winstats (scatter plots, curve fitting, histograms, statistical data, and standard theoretical
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 PearlQuiz  Web Pearls Inc.
A math quizauthoring system in three parts: an application platform that manages databases and computational engines; a server of HTML and JSP pages; and an author application for writing, editing, and publishing quizzes. Question types include true/false,
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 Pedagogy Articles  Schiller
Translations of papers by G.W. Leibniz on the catenary (or funicular curve) and by Gauss on the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra.
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 Peek: Ndimensional polytope visualization by crosssection and projection  Gordon Kindlmann
A program to explore higher dimensional objects interactively through the use of crosssections and projections. The goal is for the user to gain some intuition about higherdimensional geometry. Projective views and 3dimensional crosssections of hypercubes.
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 Pell's equation
 MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay on the indeterminate quadratic equation. With references and other related web sites.
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 Pennies in a Tray  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
What's the largest number of pennies that you can pack inside a circular tray to form a carpet of nonoverlapping coins? What about inside a square or triangular tray? What if you could expand or contract the size of all your pennies to fit a required
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 Penn State University Mathematics Department
Course home pages and instructional material; seminars, colloquia, and conferences; and subject area pages for Penn State research centers, with preprints and links to other resources on the Web: Algebra and Number Theory; Dynamical Systems; Mathematical
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 A Penny Surprise  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Flipping a coin in the air, catching it, then determining whether it has come up heads or tails is to many people a prototypical random process. In some sense, however, coin tossing isn't really random at all. A mechanical gadget can flip a properly positioned
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 The Penrose Puzzle Room  World of Escher
Mathematically based Pentaplex Puzzles designed by Sir Roger Penrose, the wellknown English mathematician. The original 45 piece Gamebirds, 190 piece Perplexing Poultry  2 designs, 500 piece Jigsaw Puzzles  4 designs.
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 Penrose Tiling Generator  Stephen Collins
A software package for Windows NT, for generating rhombic Penrose tilings and investigating symmetrical topological chains within them.
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 Pens and Crystals (Math Chat)  Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Answering the challenge: How should you fence in two adjacent rectangular pens of given areas A, B with the least amount of fencing (including the fencing separating them)? Ms. Mattuck's 8th graders at the Richmond School use the Geometer's Sketchpad
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 Pentagonal Geometry and the Golden Ratio (The Geometry Junkyard)  David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
An extensive annotated list of links to material on geometric problems defined on regular pentagons, involving pentagonal angles, or based on the golden ratio (the ratio of diagonal to side length in a regular pentagon).
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 The Pentagon Universe (Penrose tiles and more)  Kadon Enterprises, Inc.
Manipulatives based on Penrose tiles, golden triangles and other tilings based on the golden ratio.
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 Pentium Bug Revisited  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
The incident that triggered a barrage of ridicule occurred in the fall of 1994, a few months after Intel had introduced its Pentium microprocessor. The furor started with an email message from Thomas R. Nicely, a mathematician at Lynchburg College in
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 Pentomino Relationships  Adrian Smith
The site describes how pentominoes (twelve pieces of wood, each a different shape and each made of five cubes) fit together into rectangles or cuboids, as well as the subsequent challenge of finding as many other solutions as possible from the one just
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 Perfect, Amicable and Sociable Numbers  David Moews
Definitions, descriptions, and discussions of perfect, amicable, and sociable numbers; aliquot sequences, related problems, and other definitions of divisibility, with a short bibliography.
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 A Perfect Collaboration  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Euclid and Euler seem an unlikely pairing. One was the most prominent mathematician of antiquity, best known for his treatise on geometry, the Elements. The other was the most prolific mathematician in history, the man whom his 18century contemporaries
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 Perfection  Greg Lobanov
This mobile game for iPhone and Android handheld devices presents convex and concave polygonal shapes for players to cut into the outlines indicated. Available directly from the iTunes app store and Google Play.
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 Perfect Numbers  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay describing the work on perfect numbers from Pythagoras through Euclid, Nicomachus, the Arabs, Cataldi, Descartes, Mersenne, Fermat, Euler, Barlow, Catalan, Cole, and others; with other web sites and 20 references (books/articles).
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 Perfect Symmetry Number Theory  Derek Nalls
A fundamental, educational exposition of a nonstandard number theory based upon perfect symmetry (in contrast to broken symmetry) modelled throughout arithmetic, algebra, analytic geometry, analytic trigonometry and calculus.
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 Performance Evaluation  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
"Dear Professor G,..." A critique of current professorial evaluation schemes in the college/university setting.
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 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
An independent, nonprofit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter also provides
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 Periodic Points of Quadratic Polynomials  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
The main purpose of the Mandelbrot set is to index Julia sets corresponding to various values of the parameter c... iterations inside M evolve differently depending on the value of c. (You may explore some iterations via the applet supplied.) An interactive
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 Permadi.com  F. Permadi
Java and Flash applets: logic games, drawing and patternmaking programs, Conway's Life, and more arcadestyle offerings. Also includes tutorials in using Flash and a graphics gallery.
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 The perplexing mathematics of presidential elections  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
It's not the idea of one person one vote that's the problem, it's that math that is used to turn those votes into a final decision. Ideally, that math should reflect the wishes of the electorate. But does it? The answer usually comes as a surprise to
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 Personal Algebra Tutor (PAT)  CyberEd, Inc.
An algebra problem solving program for high school and college algebra. Students can enter a wide variety of algebra problems and PAT will solve them stepbystep, with detailed explanations. PAT solves, simplifies, graphs, etc. Solutions with sidebyside
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 Personalized Programming Service Inc.
Educational software for teachers and students. Topical software in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science, as well as Quizmaker and Testmaker programs. Download demos and upgrades, browse the products, or order on site.
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 Perspective Study  Hop David
David suggests a mapping from half of 3D space onto a plane, feeling that traditional perspective drawings are similar to the image projected by a pinhole camera. Perspective illustrations of arches, looking up or down at a skyscraper, peripheral vision,
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 PEST: ModelIndependent Parameter Estimation  Watermark Computing
PEST is a package that can be used with any preexisting model for data interpretation or model calibration. Use of nonlinear parameter estimation techniques allows you to exercise greater control. The site includes PEST, Parallel PEST, SENSAN, PEST MODFLOW/MT3D
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 PetaCrunchers  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
Setting a course toward ultrafast supercomputing: floating point calculations have become so integral to computers that their performance is often measured in floating point operations per second (FLOPS). The next logical step is petaFLOPS computing,
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 Pete Casazza
Articles by this University of Missouri professor, some of them scanned from journals, include "A Mathematician's Survival Guide," "Classes of Finite Equal Norm Parseval Frames," "Dear Pythagoras: See What You Started," "Equivalents of the KadisonSinger
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 Pete L. Clark
Course notes, open problems, publications and preprints by Clark, who teaches at the University of Georgia, and does research primarily in number theory and arithmetic geometry. See, in particular, Clark's freely downloadable PDF expositions on commutative
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 Peter Ash's Thoughts on Math and Education  Peter Ash
Musings on doing and teaching mathematics, book reviews, and math problems both elementary and advanced from the creator of Cambridge Math Learning. Blog posts, which date back to August of 2007, include "Very Proper Fractions"; "Physical Models for NonEuclidean
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 Peter Cameron's Blog  Peter Cameron
Blog by the University of London professor emeritus. Cameron, whose research focused on combinatorics and group theory, has described his blog as "[helping] me keep my sanity amid the crazy things that sometimes go on in academic life." Posts, which date
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 Peter Doyle  Mathematics, Univ. of California at San Diego
Advanced tutorials, proofs and papers, mostly statistics, probability, geometry, and graph theory, but with examples from other mathematics areas as well. Don't miss Dr. Doyle's Flip Flops.
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 Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet  Australian Mathematics Trust
A biography of the mathematician that discusses his theorem, introduction of the function notation y = f(x), boundary problems, minimization principle, and the Pigeonhole Principle.
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