 The soul of a chess machine  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
Deep Blue's performance in its sixgame match in February against world chess champion Garry Kasparov impressed everyone. "It's a really serious opponent," Kasparov remarked afterwards. "I won... but it was as tough as a world championship match."...
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 The Source of UK Facts and Figures  Government Statistical Service, Office for National Statistics, UK
The information you need to access UK statistics. Links to: The Campion Fellowship in Official Statistics; Population Trends 98  reference and report tables; Quarterly Civil Service Staff in Post; UK in Figures 1999; Scottish Statistics Publications;
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 Source Panel Integrals / Java Matrix Solver  Marc Gerritsma, Jamie Grier
The source panel integrals Javascript can be used to calculate the integrals and the matrix elements of the source panel method (see sec 3.17 of Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, 2nd edition, by J.D. Anderson, jr.). The Java matrix solver can be used to solve
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 Southeast Applied Analysis Center (SAAC)  School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
A centralized location to coordinate activities in applied analysis in the
Southeastern United States, fostering academic research, applied mathematical research in industrial settings, and educational innovations. The present departmental strengths
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 Southwest Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics  Ioannis Argyros, EditorinChief
The Southwest Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (SWJPAM) is an electronic journal devoted to all aspects of pure and applied mathematics, and related topics. Electronic issues date back to 1995, and are available for download in postscript, compressed
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 Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) Visualization Project  Bill Hibbard
The SSEC Visualization Project makes the Vis5D and VisAD systems freely available over the Internet. Vis5D provides interactive visualization of the output of numerical simulations of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans. VisAD enables scientists to interactively
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 SpaceTime  Chris and Stephen DeSalvo
SpaceTime develops mathematics software for personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other mobile devices such as Pocket PCs, Palm Pilots, and smartphones. Play JavaScript and Flash games in the arcade: ArithmeTick, Math Scramble, Math Mountain, Snake,
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 Space Time Travel  Ute Kraus and Corvin Zahn (Theoretische Astrophysik Tübingen)
Black holes and travel at nearly the speed of light: Visualization of the theory of relativity. Online papers, images, movies and paper models. English version of the German site.
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 Spanky Fractal Database  Noel Giffin
A collection of fractals and fractalrelated material for free distribution on the net. Most of the software has been gathered from various ftp sites on the Internet and is freeware or shareware. Contents: An index of Fractal material; General information;
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 Spatialised Prisoner's Dilemma: Evolution Simulator  Wayne Davis
Spatialised version of the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma game theory that allows the users to set their own strategies and simulate evolution of strategies: Coded in Javascript by Wayne Davis.
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 Speakeasy  Speakeasy Computing Corporation
A userfriendly computational software package that enables novice and
experienced users to solve realworld problems. An intuitive computational language provides a natural way to communicate with your computer.
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 Speaking of Mathematics (Computing Science)  Brian Hayes, American Scientist
An article about AsTeR (Audio System For Technical Readings), a computing system for rendering technical documents in audio.
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 Special Functions  D. Lozier; Applied and Computational Math Division, NIST
This area of numerical computation has the property that input to its software is of small dimension, so highaccuracy reference software that produces test data with guaranteed error bounds is feasible. Library developers need illustrations of anomalous
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 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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