 Simultaneous Perturbation Method for Optimization  James C. Spall
A site devoted to a powerful method for optimization of processes dependent on more than one variable. The method pertains to "stochastic optimization," that is, optimization in the presence of random variation (such as measurement noise). The site provides
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 SingaporeMath.com Inc.
Formerly "Family Things," this family business located in Oregon, USA provides information, sample pages, and ordering information for the Singapore mathematics and science curricula, with sample placement tests for the New Elementary Math Series, sample
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 singingbanana.com  James Grime
YouTube videos, "lazy microblog," and social networking hub of Enigma Project Officer James Grime, who "hopes to explain to kids and general audiences why he love his maths so much, to challenge some of the public's misconceptions, and to explain why
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 SINGULAR  Greuel, Pfister, Schoenemann; Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Kaiserslautern
A computer algebra system for polynomial computations, with special emphasis on commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and singularity theory.
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 Sir Roger Penrose  World of Escher
Recreational math is the passion of Sir Roger Penrose, who was recently knighted for his outstanding contributions to mathematics. Penrose is a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford in England, where he pursues an active interest in recreational
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 Sir William Rowan Hamilton  D.R. Wilkins; School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin
Material relating to Sir William Rowan Hamilton, including his letters and papers describing mathematical optics and conical refraction, dynamics, the theory of algebraic couples (complex numbers), the theory of equations, and quaternions; a memorial
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 SISA: Simple Interactive Statistical Analysis  Daan Uitenbroek
SISA is a collection of procedures for performing simple statistical calculations online, using HTML Forms. SISA's statistical tools include statistical procedures: (sequential probability, ratios, ttest, Fisher exact, two by two table, ordinal tests,
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 The SISL Nurbs Library  SINTEF Applied Mathematics
A library of NonUniform Rational BSplines (NURBS) software, developed and
maintained by the Department of Geometric Modelling at SINTEF Applied Mathematics. The SIntef Spline Library (SISL) contains all the necessary functionality for building applications
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 A Site For Cyber Eyes  BZLeonard
Fractals, graphics, photos and altered photos, 3D graphics, links, Sherman's Humor Column, and Ginger's Diary (A teenager describes being bombed by the Japanese on December 7, 1941).
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 Sites Dedicated to Teaching of Mathematics (Mathematics Archives)  University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
Links to sites that contain materials (other than software) useful in the teaching of mathematics at the community college, college and university levels. (For a similar listing of K12 sites, check out the Mathematics Archives K12 Home Page.)
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 Sites with Problems Administered by Others  Math Forum
Problems of the week or month: a page of annotated links to weekly/monthly problem challenges and archives hosted at the Math Forum but administered by others, and to problems and archives elsewhere on the Web, colorcoded for the level(s) of the problems
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 Sketches for Cabri Geomètre (v. 1)  L. J. Dickey, University of Waterloo
Cabri Geomètre (the original version of of the program) figures to download (binhexed): Conic Given by Five Points; Ten Sketches of Desargues Theorem; Harmonic Conjugates; The Inverse of a Circle; The Inverse of a Line; The Inverse of a Point;
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 Sketch Exchange  Key Curriculum Press
Share Sketchpad activities, tips, questions, and ideas in this online community dedicated to the dynamic geometry software. Browse sketches by grade level, topic, or tags.
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 Sketchpad 3.0 Gallery  Finzer, Jackiw; Key Curriculum Press & The Math Forum
A collection of sketches and scripts that show off new features of version 3 of the Geometer's Sketchpad in categories: Arcs and Architecture; Algebra and Beyond; Physics; Statistics; Curves; and Poincare Disk.
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 Sketchpad Activity Center  Bill Finzer, Key Curriculum Press
Interactive lessons for use with an early version of the Geometer's Sketchpad. Construct a fractal tree using a recursive script; use the Point on Object command to study random phenomena. These lessons have been used in Key Curriculum Press's summer
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 Skills and Competencies Needed to Succeed in Today's Workplace  NCREL: North Central Regional Educational Laboratory; Learning Point Associates
Because the world of work is changing, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education formed the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) to study the kinds of competencies and skills that workers must have to succeed in today's workplace.
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 Skimming A Century of Calculus  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
A comprehensive effort is under way to modernize instruction in undergraduate mathematics. In the November issue of the FOCUS newsletter, MAA has announced a twoyear $900,000 grant from the NSF to construct the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MATHDL).
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 SLATEC (Common Mathematical Library, Fortran)  Kirby W. Fong, Thomas H. Jefferson, Tokihiko Suyehiro, Lee Walton
An extensive publicdomain FORTRAN source code library (consisting of more than 1400 routines and 300,000 lines of code and documentation) developed and maintained by a consortium of Department of Energy and Department of Defense national laboratories.
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 Slates, Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America  Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center
An exhibit on mathematics teaching devices from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, focusing on innovations in mathematics teaching from the blackboard to graphing calculators and computer software.
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 Sliders  Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny, with Don Greenwell
A variation of the Fifteen puzzle invented by Sam Loyd in the early 1870's: puzzles on graphs, including a proof independent of Wilson's theorem that all Lucky 7 permutations are possible; and variations of Sliders, a Fifteenlike puzzle that can be played
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 The Slide Rule Universe  Sphere Research Corporation
Slide rule information, lessons, archives, links and an online marketplace: buy, bid for, or swap restored classics, new slide boxes still in the box, and low cost first student rules; learn to operate and care for your slide rule, from Hartung's "A
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 Sliding Pi  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
"The entrance to the Downsview subway station in Toronto presents visitors with a striking vista. A vast mosaic of square tiles sweeps across a curved wall, inviting viewers to trace its lines and ponder intriguing irregularities
in its color scheme
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 The Sliding Triangle  Paul Kunkel
Investigate ellipses by tracing triangle transformations.
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 Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The astronomical surveys of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have "obtained deep, multicolor images covering more than a quarter of the sky and created 3dimensional maps containing more than 930,000 galaxies and more than 120,000 quasars." SDSS's
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 Slocum Puzzles  Jerry Slocum
Puzzle collector and author's site. Features puzzle descriptions, shop, descriptions of books written by Slocum and collaborators, and a history of Slocum's famous Puzzle Parties.
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 Slopes and Ski Trails (Why Slopes and More Math)  Alan Selby
What is calculus? If you have ever seen or gone skiing or just walking over hills then you know about slopes and you have met or felt basic ideas in calculus. Calculus in the first instance is the subject of slope computation and interpretation, and the
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 A Small Puzzle  Joe Fields
The site offers a visual proof that the sum of the first n consecutive odd numbers is n^2, the "L"decomposition.
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 Smarandache Notions  J. Castillo
A journal for papers related to the work of Florentin Smarandache, who in the 1960s proposed some new geometries: NonGeometry, CounterProjective Geometry, AntiGeometry, and Paradoxist geometry, which would generalize and unite Euclid, Lobachevsky/Bolyai/Gauss,
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 Smarandache Paradoxist Geometry  Chimienti, Bencze
Uniting Euclidean, LobachevskyBolyaiGauss, and Riemannian geometries. Smarandache geometries are partially Euclidean and partially NonEuclidean. It is based on the first four of Euclid's postulates, but the fifth postulate is
replaced so that there
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 SMART: Explorapaedia of Statistical and Mathematical Techniques  Richard Sharp, BioSS
A collaborative approach to the production and delivery, via the web, of training in quantitative methods. Modules include: growth curve modelling, antedependence (repeated measures) modelling, analysis of molecular variance, sequential acceptance sampling,
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 Smart Systems Software  Korey Mateer
Smart Systems Software provides freeware for research and development in the field of mathematics. BigGoo Numerical Library, SmartData Data Dictionary, Smart Systems Library, and The Magic Matrix.
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 SMath Studio
SMath Studio is a free software application with a WYSIWYG interface similar to MathCAD. Also available in Russian.
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 Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire  Institut für Mathematik, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
A joint seminar in Combinatorics for the Universities of Bayreuth, Erlangen and Strasbourg, as well as the other Universities along the Lotharingian boundaries. The Seminar hosts an international electronic journal carrying the same name, with abstracts
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 Smithsonian Institution
An independent trust instrumentality of the United States holding some 140 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge," and a center for research dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship
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 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)
"The Smithsonian in your state." Each year, millions of people in more than 250 venues beyond Washington, D.C. visit SITES exhibitions on view in local museums, libraries, science centers, historical societies, aquariums, community centers, and schools.
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 snark (Spanish Math Puzzles)  Universidad de Buenos Aires, Math Forum
Contributions are only in Spanish. Una lista de correo electrónico dedicada a la matemática recreativa, los problemas de lógica recreativa, juegos de tablero y problemas sobre ellos, rompecabezas geométricos (poliominós,
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 Soap Films and Grid Walks  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
A simple, physical demonstration of a mathematical truth can produce a lasting impression  one that inspires new questions and speculations. For Christopher C. Chang, a student at Henry M. Gunn Senior High School in Palo Alto, Calif., and one of 40 finalists
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 Social Actuary  Social Actuary
The Social Actuary community allows actuaries to: create a user profile; connect with other actuaries around the world to discuss exams, study habits, careers and much more via the Forums; display exam and destination progress via user profile; create
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 Social and Historical Aspects of Mathematics  Thompson, Wilkinson; Univ. of Wolverhampton (UK)
Math history: the development of counting systems and notations (includes Egyptian, Sumerian, Babylonian, and HinduArabic numerals); of notation and concepts in algebra; Changing systems of geometry from Euclid to Klein's programme (includes New Geometries,
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 Sociedade Portuguesa de Matemática (SPM)
Portuguese Mathematical Society. Periodicals, monographs, events, membership information.
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 Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques  L'Institut d'Estudis Catalans
The Catalan Mathematical Society. Barcelona 2000, the Third European Congress of Mathematics, and World Mathematical Year 2000.
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 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
The mission of SACNAS is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels. Their Biography Project, for
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 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
SIAM was founded in 1951 to advance the application of mathematics to science and industry, promote mathematical research that could lead to effective new methods and techniques for science and industry, and to provide media for the exchange of information
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 Society for Mathematical Biology
A forum for discussion of research in biology, mathematical biology, and mathematics applied to or motivated by biology  interdisciplinary research such as biophysics, computational biology, and many other similar realms. Information on membership and
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 Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics  Bruce Mizrach
The Society seeks to promote the use of nonlinear methods in economics and finance from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. Call for papers; programs of past symposia; Journal (Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics  abstracts and bibliographies
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 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)
A multidisciplineary, international open forum for those interested in risk analysis, broadly defined to include risk assessment, characterization, communication, management, and policy. Interests include risks to human health and the environment, both
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 Society of Actuaries
Actuaries are professionals trained in mathematics, statistics, and economic techniques that allow them to put a financial value on future events. This skill is of great value to insurance companies, investment firms, employee benefits consulting firms,
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 Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
The premier source of learning and knowledge for the manufacturing community. An international professional society dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge, and learning. Founded
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 Soddy's Formula  Pat Ballew
Descartes' Circle Theorem, an example of giving the credit to the wrong person. The formula is about the relation of the radii of four mutually tangent circles and is sometimes called the Kissing Circles Theorem: if four circles are all tangent to each
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 Sofist India  Sofist India
A software company that specializes in developing offtheshelf products and components (assemblies) using Microsoft .NET technology. The company also develops and maintains software packages and develops web sites. Its expertise lies in the fields of
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