 Photographic Polyhedron (Geometry and the Imagination)  Conway, Doyle, Gilman, Thurston; The Geometry Center
As you stand in one place and look around, up, and down, there is a sphere's worth of directions you can look. One way to record what you see would be to construct a big sphere, with the image painted on the inside surface. To see the world as viewed
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 Photos by Paul Halmos  Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Snapshots taken by Paul R. Halmos of notable contemporaries, academics, and other intellectuals of the 20th century. Search or browse the tagged collection of pictures, each of which includes a brief note about the subjects photographed in Halmos' own
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 Phyllotaxis  Pau Atela, Chris Golé; Smith College
An interactive site for the mathematical study of plant pattern formation. Sections of the site include: Introduction to Phyllotaxis (classification, Fibonacci/golden angle, microscope, mathematical model, and lattices); history; glossary; references;
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 Physics 109N: Galileo and Einstein  Michael Fowler; Dept. of Physics, University of Virginia
A course that explores two revolutions in our perception of the universe. The first, in which Galileo played the leading role, was the realization that what we see in the heavens  the moon, the planets, the sun and stars  are physical objects. The second
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 Physics and Math Help Online  Bryan Gmyrek
Tutoring available through email. Previously answered questions are archived on the site, and a tutorial on The Plank Radiation Law  Blackbody Spectrum is available. The author also provides a physics help newsletter and a list of sites for further
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 Physics Forums
Discussions emphasize physics, but "PF" also includes an entire directory on mathematics: General Math; Calculus & Analysis; Differential Equations; Linear & Abstract Algebra; Topology & Geometry; Set Theory, Logic, Probability, and Statistics;
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 Physics (MathPages)  Kevin Brown
More than 60 "informal notes" by Kevin Brown on mathematical physics: Doppler for sound and light, optical rays in heterogeneous media, radial orbitgs in Schwarzschild geometry, the formation and growth of black holes, can Schrodinger's cat factor numbers?,
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 The Physics of Baseball  Alan Nathan
Read about the benefits (or not) of corked bats, the differences between aluminum and wood bats, the issues involved with characterizing the performance of bats from a physics point of view, and a description of the collision between a wooden bat and
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 Physics Problems for the Next Millennium  David Gross, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
The ten most important unsolved problems in fundamental physics, as formulated by participants of the University of Michigan's Strings 2000 Conference: Are all the (measurable) dimensionless parameters that characterize the physical universe calculable
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 Physics Simulation in Java  Erik Neumann
Physics simulations, including springs and masses (various configurations), pendulums (single, double, chaotic), and roller coasters. You can move objects or change parameters like gravity, friction, etc.
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 Physics Simulations in Java  Erik Neumann
Twenty different Javabased, interactive, classical mechanics simulations: springs and masses, pendulums, roller coasters, etc. Move objects or change parameters like gravity, friction, etc. Full math explanations and free source code is provided.
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 Physics ToolChest: Vector Algebra Tools  ToolChest Software, Inc.
Multimedia educational software in physics and mathematics. Advanced calculators and study aids for high school and college students.
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 Pi: A 2000Year Search Changes Direction  Adamchik, Wagon
A New Formula for Pi: David Bailey of NASA/Ames and Peter Borwein and Simon Plouffe of the Centre for Experimental and Computational Mathematics at Simon Fraser University (BBP) have discovered a remarkable and remarkably simple new formula for Pi. Sum
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 Pi and the Fibonacci Numbers  Ron Knott
Contents: How Pi is calculated (Measuring the steepness of a hill; The tangent of an angle; The arctan function; Gregory's Formula for arctan(t); Radian measure; Gregory's series and pi; Using Gregory's Series to calculate pi; Machin's Formula; Another
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 Pi Approximation Day Greeting Cards  123Greetings
123Greetings  Send Free Electronic Greeting Cards to Friends and Families all over the World. There are no images available for Pi Approximation Day, but backgrounds and a variety of slogans are available, and you can write your own.
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 Pi: A Source Book  J. Borwein, SpringerVerlag
A complete history of pi, with resources for teachers for anything from special topic courses to individual talks and special student projects. The literature on pi included in this source book falls into three classes: a selection of the mathematical
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 Pick a Digit, Any Digit  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
One of the most amazing mathematical results of the last few years was the discovery of a surprisingly simple formula for computing digits of the number pi. Unlike previously known methods, this one allows you to calculate isolated digits  without computing
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 Pick a number from 1 to 10 ... for SCIENCE!  Alec Perkins
"When asked 'pick a number from 1 to 10,' people tend to pick certain numbers more than others, in particular 7 and 4 over the extremes...." Participate by choosing your own number; see bar graphs and line plots of data submitted thus far according to
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 Picking Winners  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
One of the attractive features of spectator sports is the uncertainty of the outcome. Even when one team is overwhelmingly favored to win, the underdog may still come through with a surprising victory. Nonetheless, the ability to pick winners can be of
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 Pick's Theorem  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
A description with proof of Pick's theorem, including links to further pages including exercises with an applet for the geoboard, Farey Series, and SternBrocot Tree. An interactive column for MAA Online that uses a Java applet to simulate a puzzle or
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 Pi Digit Pendants  Cliff Spielman
The first 3,456 digits of the decimal expansion of pi — microscopically printed on a silverplated, 15mm square. Fibonacci, prime number, and other variations available from Spielman's MicroPendants site. Jewelry available as a freestanding pendant,
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 The PiDye TShirt Shop  Josh Cummings
Purchase from a variety of pi and other math tshirts, mugs, clocks, etc., including the famous MathSpeak tshirt.
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 Pi Mu Epsilon
Pi Mu Epsilon, Inc., an honorary national mathematics society, was founded on May 25, 1914 at Syracuse University. It is a nonsecret organization, the purpose of which is the promotion of scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic
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 Pinpointing Prey  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The sand scorpion uses two types of sensors on the tips of its legs to detect mechanical vibrations transmitted over relatively short distances across the surface. One sensor, called the basitarsal slit sensillum, detects surface waves, or ripples. The
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 The Pi Pages  Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics (CECM)
"Pi is one of the few concepts in mathematics whose mention evokes a response of recognition and interest in those not concerned professionally with the subject. It has been a part of human culture and the educated imagination for more than twenty five
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 PiSearch
Search the first four billion binary digits of Pi for a string. Enter the string in hex (4 bit) or character (5 bit) format. Includes some statistics (probability of occurrence of characters, digits). Related links include articles and papers.
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 The PiSearch Page  Dave Andersen
Search the first 50 million digits of pi for any numeric string up to 120 digits. The page also documents a few observations about pi's numeric strings, including selflocating strings, palindromes, and monthday combinations.
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 Pi Squared over Six  Clive Tooth
"This value, (pi^2)/6, seems to crop up quite often in mathematics. I think that most of these occurrences can be traced back to the fact that it is the sum of the reciprocals of the squares of the positive integers...." See the first 500 decimal places
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 Pi Symphony  Lars Erickson
Lars Erickson composed the Pi Symphony in the early 1990's. The themes and melodies of this 14 minute orchestral piece are directly based on pi's first 32 digits, with countermelodies developed from the number e. Listen to samples of Erickson's musical
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 Pitfalls of Data Analysis  Clay Helberg
Subtitled "... or How to Avoid Lies and Damned Lies," this paper discusses what people "often overlook in their data analysis, and ways people sometimes 'bend the rules' of statistics to support their viewpoint." Tips to ensure the clarity and accuracy
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 Pi Through the Ages  MacTutor Math History Archives
A history of pi: the Rhind papyrus (Egypt), Ptolemy, Tsu Ch'ung Chi, al'Khwarizmi, Al'Kashi, Viet, Romanus, Van Ceulen, Gregory, Shanks, Lambert, Euler, Buffon, and many more, with other Web sites and 30 references (books/articles).
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 The Pi Trivia Game  Eve A. Andersson
Test your knowledge of history, mathematics, and even a little physics. Here are 25 (given to you 5 at a time) pirelated questions, picked randomly from a pi question database. Also at http://cid.com/~eveander/trivia/.
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 pLab: Random Number Generation  Peter Hellekalek; Mathematics Dept., University of Salzburg
Results and links on this fundamental topic in stochastic simulation. RNGs are deterministic algorithms that produce numbers with certain distribution properties. Roughly speaking, these numbers should behave similar to realizations of independent, identically
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 Planar Geometry (The Geometry Junkyard)  David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
An extensive annotated list of links to material on planar geometry.
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 Planarity Flash Game  John Tantalo
Arrange the vertices such that no edges overlap. Solve graphs of increasing difficulty, accumulating points based on the number of moves and the time it took to make them.
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 Plane Geometry by Shalosh B. Ekhad, XIV  Doron Zeilberger
A textbook entirely written in Maple, "by" Shalosh B. Ekhad, XIV (ca. 2050), "downloaded from the future" by Doron Zeilberger. Code provided, with illustrations and instructions.
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 Plane Geometry Web Pages  David Jaffe
Materials from a geometry course originally taught to future middle and high school teachers. Using definitions, theorems, proofs, and examples, the site introduces mappings; isometries and similarities; angles and trigonometry; congruence and similarity;
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 Plane Graphic Calculator  J. E. Lillge
A Java calculator that can plot graphs of mathematical functions. Intended primarily as an educational aid to understanding the geometric interpretation of mathematical functions, it also supports complex numbers, vectors, and parametrically defined functions.
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 Plane Patterns  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Exploring the link between mathematical symmetry and artistic effort. One and twodimensional repeating patterns appear ubiquitously on surfaces, from quilts and colored fabrics to pottery and ceramic tiles... Analyzing the symmetries that underlie such
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 Planes of Budapest  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Nearly every Sunday during the winter of 1933 in Budapest, a small group of students would meet somewhere in the city at a park or cafe to discuss mathematics. The gathering typically included Paul Erdös (19131996), György (George) Szekeres,
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 Planet Math
Designed to be a central repository for mathematical knowledge on the web, with a pedagogical slant. All content is usercontributed, either to the Encyclopedia or to the reviewed listings of papers, books, and lecture notes. Polls, discussions, and feedback
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 PlanetMath.Org Article Browser  martin.czygan
All articles from PlanetMath.org ordered by pagerankan attempt to sort math topics by importance (according to the pagerank algorithm). Incoming and outgoing links for an article are shown in an unobtrusive user interface.
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 Planetqhe (Probabilistic Learning Activities Network)  David Kay Harris
Outoftheordinary probability problems. The site focuses on using methods of probability to solve counterintuitive problems and deepen students' understanding and competence in the domain. Sections include: a brief history and rationale of the site;
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 The Planimeter  Paul Kunkel
The planimeter is a drafting instrument used to measure the area of a graphically represented planar region. The region being measured may have any irregular shape, making this instrument remarkably versatile.
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 plantri and fullgen  Gunnar Brinkmann, University of Bielefeld, and Brendan McKay, Australian National University.
Programs for generating certain types of planar graph. Graphs are generated in such a way that exactly one member of each isomorphism class is output without the need for storing them. The speed of generation is more than 100,000 graphs per second in
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 Plato: Acceptance of Astronomy as a Science  Michael Tirabassi
Translations from Plato's Dialogues (Loeb edition): The Myth of Er (a multihemispere model of the sky  Republic, X, 616B617). The True Astronomer Must be the Wisest of Men (Epinomis 990a); Pursue Astronomy as you Would Geometry (Republic 530b); Realise
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 The Platonic Solids and Polyhedra  Paul Flavin
The 5 Platonic Solids and one oddball polyhedron (a soccer ball). The kinship among the polyhedra is reflected in a 'family photo'. The polyhedra are laid out in a triangular pattern, with the tetrahedron alone in its row, joined with the other Platonic
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 Platonic Solids  Paul Bourke
Definitions, formulas, and illustrations of the threedimensional regular polyhedra: tetrahedron, octahedron, hexahedron (cube), icosahedron, dodecahedron, including the solids as drawn in Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum, and as represented in stone
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 Platonic Spheres (Dr. Neubert's Website)  KarlDietrich Neubert
A systematic approach to generating the Platonic bodies, using Java applets. A major aspect is the inclusion of Descartes' concept of angular deficit as a measure of curvature. An extension of Platonic bodies to Platonic spheres.
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 Plato's Molecule  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
In his dialogue Timaeus, the Greek philosopher Plato (427347 B.C.) carefully laid out his reasoning for ascribing certain geometric shapes to the minuscule particles that constituted the four elements of matter. In his view, these elements  fire, air,
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