 Conversation about A Beautiful Mind, with Sylvia Nasar and Dave Bayer  archived by the Commonwealth Club of California
A conversation with Sylvia Nasar (biographer of John Nash) and
Dave Bayer (math consultant on A Beautiful Mind). Streaming audio
of event sponsored by MSRI that took place May 2002.
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 Conversion Factors  Washington State Department of Transportation
Conversion tables between U.S. customary units and SI (International System) units. The proper conversion procedure is to multiply the specified value on the left (primarily U.S. customary values) by the conversion factor exactly as given below and then
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 ConvertAuto.com  Lilly Hammond
JavaScript calclulators for instant online conversions: angles; area; cooking, such as teaspoons (tsp) and quarts (qts); foreign currencies; density; energy; force; frequency; fuel economy, such as miles per gallon (mpg); length; power; pressure; speed;
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 Convex Hull Algorithms  Tim Lambert
An applet that demonstrates some algorithms for computing the convex hull of points in three dimensions. See the points from different viewpoints; see how the Incremental algorithm constructs the hull, face by face; while it's playing, look at it from
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 coolmath.com: Cool Math  Karen
A searchable "amusement park of mathematics" for exploring math: functions, tessellations, polyhedra, limits, logs, fractals (with galleries), puzzles and problems, fun with numbers, how to succeed in math, careers in math. Also Cool Links for Math for
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 Cool Math Guy  Dana Mosely
Watch math lessons delivered by a video instructor for several textbook publishers. Topics range from arithmetic to several variable calculus, and include review for the standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. Also, play games that involve matching,
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 Cooperative Two Person Generalized (NonZero) Sum Game  Elmer G. Wiens; Egwald Web Services Ltd.
This article uses John Nash's theory to solve the "Battle of the Sexes" twoperson cooperative (bargaining) game. It discusses such key concepts as the negotiation set, threat strategies, the Nash function, the negotiated settlement, and the payoff tradeoff
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 Coping With Math Anxiety  B. Sidney Smith, Wendy Hageman Smith; Math Academy Online/Platonic Realms
A "minitext" concerning the potentially disabling fear of math. This site defines math anxiety, discusses its social and educational roots, addresses some widespread myths about math and learning math, and deals with possible strategies for overcoming
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 Core Concept: Comprehensive Assessment  Edutopia
The George Lucas Educational Foundation's compilation of resources on assessment in education, including videos, reallife examples, blog posts, articles, and interviews.
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 Corner for Interactive Geometry Software (CIGS)  The Math Forum
The main Math Forum page for resources devoted to the support of teaching with geometry software, especially dynamic, interactive software such as Cabri Geometry and the Geometer's Sketchpad. Instructional activities and lessons to read on the Web or
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 Cotton Expressions Science and Math TShirts  Cotton Expressions, Ltd.
Science and mathematical tshirts currently sold to museums and college bookstores worldwide.
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 Counterexamples in Clifford Algebras  Pertti Lounesto, Helsinki Institute of Technology
Counterexamples to theorems published and proved in recent literature on Clifford algebras, spinors, spin groups and the exterior algebra, many stemming from the failure of the authors to check their statements in low dimensions, or for small numbers
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 The Counterfeit Coin  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The classic puzzle of the counterfeit coin has long served as a stiff test of one's reasoning power and ingenuity. In its standard form, the problem concerns 12 coins identical in size, shape, and appearance. One coin, however, is counterfeit, having
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 Counting by Twos  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
How much is a megabyte? Many people don't really know. The problem originated decades ago when computer professionals noticed that 2^10 is very nearly equal to 1,000, and they began using the metric prefix "kilo" to mean 1,024. That was okay when computers
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 Counting Hamilton Cycles in Product Graphs  Frans Faase
Exploration of Hamilton paths through a program which draws a snake that starts at one place in a box, and then extends itself until it cannot go further, after which it shrinks again, to seek another path. The author coded these snake programs in Fortran,
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 Counting Triangles  Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
Division of a square by evenly spaced lines parallel to its sides yields a number of small squares which is clearly square. Interestingly, the same is true for a triangle divided by evenly spaced lines parallel to its sides. The page contains a dynamic
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 A Course in Homological Algebra  E. Lee Lady; University of Hawaii
A collection of graduate course notes. Files are in PDF and DVI formats. Contents include: tor, flatness, and purity; syzygies, projective dimension and global dimension; Gorenstein rings and modules; Auslander's proof of Roiter's Theorem; and a list
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 Course Materials Online  College of Education, San Diego State University
Courses online in Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education; Education; Educational Technology, including multimedia development and distance education. Also humanistic and social aspects of teaching, from the School of Teacher Education.
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 Course Notes  J. S. Milne
Full course notes in dvi, pdf, and postscript formats for all the advanced courses J. S. Milne taught at the University of Michigan between 1986 and 1999: Group Theory; Fields and Galois Theory; Algebraic Number Theory; Class Field Theory; Modular Functions
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 Course Project Suggestions (Geometry and the Imagination)  Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
An list of suggestions for projects in geometry, topology, symmetry, making geometric solids, calendars, spherical and hyperbolic trigonometry, puzzles, models, etc. Projects were to be exhibited at the Geometry Fair at the end of the course.
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 Courses I Teach  John Cosgrave; St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland
Lecture notes from three courses given at St Patrick's College, Dublin: Maple/Calculus/Analysis; Number Theory; Number Theory and Cryptography.
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 Covering and Packing (The Geometry Junkyard)  David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
An extensive annotated list of links to material on covering and packing problems.
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 Covering Up (MatheMUSEments!)  Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
Have you ever wondered why the cover of a manhole is nearly always round? Why couldn't it be oval or square? The usual answer is that a circular lid, unlike a square or an oval cover, won't fall through the opening, but the circle isn't the only shape
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 The Cow in the Classroom  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith spoofs the types of word problems that educators and textbook writers invent to dress up arithmetic exercises and, supposedly, to demonstrate the relevance of math to everyday life. Canadian economist and humorist
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 CPAIOR 2001: Third International Workshop
Third International Workshop on Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems. Wye College (Imperial College), Ashford, Kent UK; 810 April, 2001. Papers available
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 C Program Math Functions  Dave Norman
Examples of C coding for some maths problems. Current functions are atan
(double x), cos (double x), and sin (double x).
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 Cracking a Medieval Code  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The first printed book on cryptology was written by Johannes Trithemius (14621516), an abbot in Spanheim, Germany, who was one of the leading intellectuals of his day. Bearing the title Polygraphiae libri sex ("Six Books of Polygraphy"), it was published
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 Cracking Kepler's spherepacking problem  Ivars Peterson; Science News Online
The familiar piles of neatly stacked oranges at a supermarket represent a practical solution to the problem of packing spheres as tightly as possible. Thomas C. Hales proved that no other arrangement of identical spheres fills space more efficiently,
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 Cracking the Myth of Ball Control  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Ball control has become common practice in a number of sports. In basketball, for example, coaches often urge their teams to slow down a game at certain times or to control its tempo. In professional football, "time of possession" has become a statistic
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 Crackpot Index  John Baez
A fun site which outlines how you can tell if a new theory is really from a "crackpot."
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 Crafty Puzzles  James Cole, The Crafty Puzzles Company
A U.K. establishment selling wooden puzzles of all sorts: jigsaw puzzles, puzzle boxes, brain teasers, models, and functional pieces.
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 A Craps Tutorial  Odds, Probability, and House Edge  Gayle Tellis
Intended to help students and teachers of math learn how to convert odds to probability (and viceversa) and to compute house edge of simple games such as craps and roulette. Includes a section on the rules as well.
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 A Crash Course in Symbolic Logic  D.J. Brasier; Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math FAQ
Is symbolic logic so hard that some people will just never be able to get it? In a gentle introduction to the notation and rules of derivation used in symbolic logic, Dr. Achilles shows why the answer to that question is 'No'.
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 A Crash Course in the Mathematics of Infinite Sets  Peter Suber; Philosophy Department, Earlham College
An introductory guide for philosophers, explaining the use of infinitary set theory.
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 Crashing Waves, Awesome Explosions, Turbulent Smoke and Beyond: Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing in the Visual Effects Industry [PDF document]  Aleka McAdams, Stanley Osher, and Joseph Teran
The May 2010 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society includes a PDF article (1.3M) entitled "Crashing Waves, Awesome Explosions, Turbulent Smoke, and Beyond: Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing in the Visual Effects Industry."
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 CRC Press LLC
A scientific and technical publisher of books, journals, regulatory newsletters, and environmental seminars. A searchable online catalog may also be browsed by topic, among others Engineering, Computer Science, and Math & Statistics.
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 Creating an Active Learning Environment: Preparing PreService Teachers  Professor Hubert J. Ludwig; Math Forum
A page created at the request of Professor Hubert J. Ludwig, who organized a session on preparing preservice teachers to create active learning environments at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America in Orlando, January 1013, 1996.
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 Creating NCubes  Dennis Clark
Web and PowerPoint files for learning how to make tesseracts, draw nspace cubes, and chase snakes, or certain closed paths (loops), in nspace cubes. Also, download Ncubes.exe, a Visual Basic program to draw Ncubes.
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 Critical Thinking Puzzles  Eldhose
Puzzles, logical thinking riddles, word problems in blog format. Comment with your solution and read others' workings.
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 Critic of Technology in Schools Faces Tough Audience  Pamela Mendels
From the New York Times column on Education, an April 1998 report on public opinion of the views of Todd Oppenheimer (author of "The Computer Delusion", which apperared in the Atlantic Monthly magazine), from a public meeting concerning technology in
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 Crop circles: Theorems in wheat fields  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
Patterns of circles and triangles surreptitiously flattened into the crops of southern England reveal the perpetrators' sophisticated knowledge of Euclidean geometry.
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 CrossAge Tutoring  Marah Fortson; Math Forum
An annotated bibliography: articles to help teachers deal with a classroom of learners with different abilities, different strengths and weaknesses, who are at different levels academically, behaviorally, and socially. The task of the teacher is a challenge,
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 Crossroads in Mathematics: Standards for Introductory College Mathematics Before Calculus  American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC)
A searchable book on the Web that addresses the need to establish standards for the mathematics programs that bridge the gap between high school mathematics and college calculus. It also aims to satisfy the needs of students who do not plan to study calculus.
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 CRUME'S First Volume  What Will Mathematicians Think?  Research Sampler: John and Annie Selden, Eds.
A description of the first volume of Research in Collegiate Mathematics Education, first in a series of annual volumes (CMBS Issues in Mathematics Education, Vol. 4, 1994), in Undergraduate Mathematics Education Trends, January 1995.
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 CRUX Mathematicorum with Mathematical Mayhem  Canadian Mathematical Society
The Digital Supplement to the Canadian Mathematical Society's Problem Solving Journal, for those who practice or teach mathematics. Published eight times per year, the materials at this site are available to all subscribers of CRUX; a sample issue is
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 The Crypto Drop Box of the American Cryptogram Association  Jerry Metzger
The American Cryptogram Association (ACA) is a nonprofit volunteer organization devoted to disseminating cryptographic knowledge. Members make up and solve their own creations strictly for the fun of it. Every two months, the ACA journal, The Cryptogram,
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 A Cryptographic Compendium  John Savard
A book about cryptography with information about a large number of cipher systems and a limited coverage of cryptanalysis. It is mostly concerned with the various kinds of ciphers people have used and only mentions a few things about breaking ciphers.
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 Cryptography AZ  SSH Communications Security
An introduction to the basics of cryptography: Basic Terminology; Basic Cryptographic Algorithms; Digital Signatures; Cryptographic Hash Functions; Cryptographic Random Number Generators; Strength of Cryptographic Algorithms; Cryptanalysis and Attacks
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 Cryptography  Corey Reed
An introduction to cryptography, in particular affine enciphering applied to the alphabet, focusing on the use of linear algebra. Includes a primer on bases and modulus algebra and extensions for deciphering an affine enciphered message, using keys to
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 Cryptonomicon.Net  Matthew S. Hamrick; PhPNuke
A community portal site for amateurs and professionals with an interest in cryptography. The site has some original content and news stories, but the Web links section (with over 1100 links to crypto and security related sites) is most interesting.
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