 Special Functions in WolframAlpha  Michael Trott
Special functions describe a large number of phenomena in mathematical physics and other disciplines. Michael Trott posts here about WolframAlpha's treatment of these functions. In particular, there are some with two forms: a simpler version that makes
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 Special Interest Groups: American Educational Research Association (AERA)  College of Education, Arizona State University
Index and complete list of AERA SIGs, which provide a forum within AERA for the involvement of individuals drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching, or research when the existing divisional structure may not directly facilitate
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 Special Relativity  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay describing the history of special relativity from Newton's laws through Lorentz and Einstein, with 12 references (books/articles).
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 Special Relativity Theory Made Intuitive  Sylvain Poirier
A paper. The author describes it: "Presentation of the deep mathematical concepts of Special Relativity theory, written like a philosophical analysis with few formulas, and based on a transfer of the Euclidean geometry tools and intuition to the pseudoEuclidean
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 Spherical Geometry Demo  John M Sullivan, University of Illinois
An applet demonstrating several features of spherical geometry, among them the parallel transport of tangent vectors, and the fact that the angles of triangles may not sum to 180 degrees.
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 Spidron System  Daniel Erdely
Erdely calls a planar, planefilling object a Spidron. Upon threedimensional deformation subject to specific constraints, the planar system generates a regular, dynamic, geometrical construction. Erdely's experiments have led to the idea of creating
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 SPIMSOW: Swarthmore Summer Project for the Implementation of Mathematical Software on the Web  Bouttenot, Parlikar; Mathematics & Statistics Dept., Swarthmore College & Math Forum
The product of a 1998 summer project investigating current Weboriented mathematical software. The site explores the capabilities of the new Web versions of Mathematica, Maple, and MathView, offering tutorials on configuring the software and creating
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 Spinning to a Rolling Stop  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The underlying mathematics of spinning disks. Spin a coin on a tabletop. As it loses energy and tips toward the surface, the coin begins to roll on its rim, wobbling faster and faster. Toward the end, the coin generates a characteristic rattling sound
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 Spinozistic Calculus  Joseph B. Yesselman
Spinoza's Insights expressed in a Calculus format.
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 Spirals of Primes  Bryan Clair, University of Chicago
This page will generate a spiral of numbers, with the primes marked as stars, and the composites as dots. The center of the spiral is marked with an 'X'. Specify the number at the center of the spiral below, and the width (and therefore also the height)
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 Spirals (The Geometry Junkyard)  David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
An extensive annotated list of links to material on spirals of all kinds.
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 splib/wavelets  Rice University
Rice Digital Signal Processing (DSP) wavelet resources: links to wavelet research groups around the world.
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 SPLUS: Statistics and Data Mining Software  TIBCO Software Inc,
A suite of software products based on the "S" programming language created specifically for data visualization and exploration, statistical modeling and programming with data. It provides an objectoriented environment designed for interactive data discovery
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 Sport Science  ESPN Internet Ventures
ESPN videos that "uncover sports' biggest myths and mysteries by using cuttingedge technology to measure momentum, friction and the laws of gravity." Also available from http://espnrise.com/sportscience.
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 Sports Engineering Research Group  Matt Carré, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield (UK)
Research projects, equipment development, teaching and education in pursuit of fundamental questions about impact, friction, the aerodynamics of game balls, sports surfaces such as the traction of cleats and other footwear, and more. See, in particular,
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 Spreading Memes  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
First of a series of interactive columns for MAA Online that use Java applets to simulate a puzzle or mathematical problem, one not stated directly since the applets are intended to be such that the right answer to an as yet unstated problem should be
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 Spreading the Word  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
History of and commentary on early calculus texts. "The first calculus text hit the shelves in 1696. They have been growing steadily in size (if not mathematical content) ever since. That first genresetting volume was Guillaume Francois Antoine de l'Hospital's
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 Spreadsheeto  Sciegienny, Mikkel; and Langmann, Kasper
Indepth HD video tutorials, with free exercise files, about Microsoft Excel. Illustrated blog posts have included "How to Use INDEX+MATCH With Multiple Criteria in 5 Easy Steps"; "The Last Guide to VLOOKUP You'll Ever Need"; "The Text Functions: LEFT,
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 Spreadsheets, Mathematics, Science, and Statistics Education  Erich Neuwirth
Information about spreadsheets with an emphasis on mathematics and statistics education. Spreadsheets in Education: Recommended Books; Papers about Spreadsheets in Scientific Journals and Books; Example Spreadsheets and Projects (mostly Excel 5.0); Further
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 SpreadsheetZONE  Pagos, Inc.
This repository of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet templates contains a category of math learning tools that covers topics such as base system conversion, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, Cartesian coordinates, derivatives, goodness of fit, polar
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 Springer Science Online  SpringerVerlag New York Inc.
SpringerVerlag (offices in New York, Barcelona, Berlin, Heidelberg, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Tokyo, and Vienna) has over 10,000 books in print, with 280 journals and magazines produced each year and over 1,500 new titles released annually to cover the
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 Springing a Physical Surprise  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Consider a weight hanging from a spring, which in turn is suspended by a piece of string from an identical spring attached to the ceiling. Cutting the connecting string would send the weight and the lower spring plummeting to the floor. Now add two "safety"
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 Sprott's Fractal Gallery  Julien C. Sprott, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Wisconsin
Images from programs and books by the site's author, with information about these books and software packages, and MSDOS software packages available for download. Every day a new fractal image is automatically generated on this page by a variation of
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 Sprouts for Spring  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
The game of sprouts has a way of growing on you. This twoperson, pencilandpaper game is simple enough that children can play it. Yet its intricacies provide much food for mathematical thought. The players start with a certain number of dots scattered
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 SP Spectral Theory (Front for the Mathematics ArXiv)  Univ. of California, Davis
Spectral Theory preprints, from the U.C. Davis front end for the xxx.lanl.gov ePrint archive, a major site for mathematics preprints that has incorporated many formerly independent specialist archives. Search by keyword or browse by topic.
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 The SPSS Decision Maker  Maurits Kaptein
This is a website that guides you through a number of steps to select a statistical technique. Developed for those who do know the basic concepts of research statistics and experimental design but need help determining the final test.
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 Square Cell  Brian Prentice
Three 2D Cellular Automata explorers for Windows.
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 Square of the Hypotenuse  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Some history of the legend of the discovery of the Pythagorean theorem: in his textbook The History of Mathematics, Roger Cooke of the University of Vermont describes how the Babylonians might have discovered the Pythagorean theorem more than 1,000 years
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 Square Wheel (MatheMUSEments!)  Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
A square wheel may be the ultimate flat tire. There's no way it can roll over a flat, smooth road without jolting the rider again and again. Stan Wagon, a mathematician at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, has a bicycle with square wheels. It's
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 Squaring the Circle  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay covering the problem of squaring the circle in the form which we think of it today, which originated in Greek mathematics: given a circle, construct geometrically a square equal in area to the given circle. This article discusses the history
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 SR Education Associates, LLC  Steven Rasmussen
Consulting services in educational publishing, mathematics curriculum development, educational technology design and development, educational marketing, professional development for mathematics teachers, advocacy for mathematics and STEM education, and
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 Srinivasa Ramanujan  Sociedad Andaluza de Educación Matemática THALES
Biografía de Ramanujan: Presentación; Formación; Trabajo; En Cambridge; Su obra; Bibliografía; Otras páginas de interés
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 SsgtMath  Ricardo Sinclair
Ten to fifteen minutelong whiteboard introductions to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) ideas, geometry constructions, proofs, precollege algebra, college algebra, and more.
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 SStreams: Mathematica  Andrzej Kozlowski, Ed.; eNoteBooks Ltd.
Links to Mathematicarelated books and publications; developer, consulting and training companies; jobs requiring Mathematica; programs and packages to download free or for a fee; Web resources; and a section on skills: people with Mathematica programming
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 The Stability of Matter  Richard Lipkin  Science News Online
Why matter neither collapses nor explodes: putting aside the seeming absurdity of an inquiry into why atoms don't collapse, the question raises serious mathematical issues in quantum mechanics and field theory. "Classical physics can't account for the
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 Stan's Library  Stanislav Sykora
A library including a section of mathematical articles, reviews, etc..
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 Stardust Equations  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
On Sunday, February 7, at 4:04 PM, a Lockheed Martin Delta II rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying an unmanned spacecraft about the size of an office desk, having the romantic name of Stardust. If all goes well, on January 15, 2006, the spacecraft
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 Star Fractal  Pierre Dufilie IV
A Java Applet displaying the Mandelbrot fractal set using exponential color smoothing. The program allows the user to zoom in and out of the fractal in the complex plane.
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 Star Grades: The Best Tutor  Star Grades.com
Offers $20/hr online tutoring in multiple subjects, including SAT preparation. Package deals available.
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 StarLogo  Epistemology and Learning Group, MIT Media Lab
A programmable modeling environment for exploring the workings of decentralized systems. With StarLogo, you can model (and gain insights into) many reallife phenomena, such as bird flocks, traffic jams, ant colonies, and market economies. StarLogo is
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 StatAssist: Distribution Calculator & Grapher  Mathwave Technologies
StatAssist displays all types of distribution graphs and properties, and allows users to generate random numbers from any distribution, within specified parameters. For Windows; free trial available.
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 State Institute of Statistics (SIS)  Republic of Turkey
The agency in charge of collecting statistics for the country of Turkey. Includes tables and charts of key social, economic, and environmental statistics and a dictionary of important statistics and economics terms arranged by subject. Some articles
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 StatiBot: Your expert system for inferential statistics  Dominik Heeb
An interactive tool for data analysis. Enter your data by hand or copy them from another program, then answer a series of questions. StatiBot will perform appropriate statistical tests, comment on test results, and create graphs. Site includes example
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 Statiscope  Mikael Bonnier
Statiscope presents summarizing data and descriptive statistical charts. In the applet you can enter data manually or download data over the Internet. Charts included: Distribution, Probability mass, Density, Box plot, Stem & leaf; also other features
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 Statista  Statista Inc.
Statistics and other quantitative data on education, schools, employment, and hundreds of international industries, aggregated from more than 18,000 sources that include the Mendelsohn Affluent Survey, trade publications, scientific journals, and government
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 Statistical Assessment Service (STATS)
STATS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. Its goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information
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 Statistical Consultants Ltd  Dion Walker
Data analytics and other consulting services. See, in particular, the New Zealand company's blog, which dates back to 2010 with posts such as "Battle of Britain Casualty Data," "Gretl: A free alternative to EViews," "Life expectancy at birth versus GDP
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 Statistical & Data Analysis Software  NCSS Statistical Software
Statistical analysis in a format that imports and exports all major spreadsheets, databases, and statistical file formats.
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 Statistical Education through Problem Solving (STEPS)  STEPS TLTP Consortium
The STEPS consortium in the U.K. has developed problembased modules to support the teaching of Statistics in Biology, Business, Geography, (Windows) and Psychology (Windows and Mac). The software is freely available to educational institutions, and can
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 Statistical Forecasting  Robert Nau
Lecture notes and teaching materials for a course on statistical forecasting, with particular focus on regression and time series models. Output from Statgraphics and RegressIt illustrate sections such as "Get to know your data" (famous forecasting quotes,
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