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  1. FiveThirtyEight - Nate Silver, Editor in Chief
    Quantitative features, interactives, and "datalabs" on politics, economics, sports, and other topics by Silver, Carl Bialik, and others. Science posts have included "How Statisticians Could Help Find That Missing Plane," "Toilet Seat Covers: To Use or ...more>>

  2. Fixed Point Theory on the Web - M. A. Khamsi
    Fixed Point Theory and Applications sites; Mailing List; Conferences: previous and forthcoming; books on fixed point theory; other interesting sites on the Web; bibliography database; abstracts; papers on fixed point theory; general information. ...more>>

  3. Flight of the Bumblebee - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    How did proving that a bumblebee can't fly originate? Who started the story? It apparently first surfaced in Germany in the 1930s, and the story was about a prominent Swiss aerodynamicist. One evening, the researcher happened to be talking to a biologist ...more>>

  4. Fluid Mechanics, Chaos and Mixing - Julio M. Ottino, Chemical Engineering Dept., Northwestern University
    Research Interests of the Chaos and Mixing Group include: Granular Flows and Solid-Solid Mixing; Competition Between Chaos and Order; Liquid-Liquid Mixing; Mixing in 3-D Flows; Mixing in Cell Culture Systems; Solid-Liquid Mixing; and Geometric Aspects ...more>>

  5. Focus on Student Practice - Suzanne Alejandre
    Article about how students worked on the Problem of the Week (PoW) "Wooden Legs" in a way that developed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematical Practice of "making sense of problems and persevering in solving them." This article, originally ...more>>

  6. Fold Everything - National Geographic Society
    See how paperfolding inspires the design of aircraft, stent grafts, and the packaging and transportation of telescope lenses in this overview of the history and future of origami. With downloadable instructions for folding a peacock, as well as an online ...more>>

  7. Folding Maps - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Erik D. Demaine of the computer science department at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and his coworkers have developed an efficient method for recognizing when a creased sheet is foldable into a flat package (results are reported in an unpublished ...more>>

  8. Following Benford's Law, or Looking Out for No.1 - Malcolm W. Browne; The New York Times Company
    An article from the New York Times on the Web: Dr. Theodore P. Hill asks his mathematics students at the Georgia Institute of Technology to go home and either flip a coin 200 times and record the results, or merely pretend to flip a coin and fake 200 ...more>>

  9. Food Counts (MatheMUSEments!) - Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
    You tear open a package of M&M's chocolate candies. Fifty-seven little candies spill out. You notice that certain colors are more common than others. You might count 7 brown, 17 red, 18 yellow, 6 green, 5 orange, and 4 blue candies in this bag. Does ...more>>

  10. Forget 'Back to Basics.' It's Time for 'Forward to (the New) Basics.' - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    What is the best way to prepare our children for life in the twenty-first century? The first thing to realize is that the nation needs only 3 or 4 percent of the population to be highly skilled in mathematics. Of the remainder, hardly any will ever need ...more>>

  11. Formulas for fairness - Ivars Peterson - Science News Online
    Applying the math of cake cutting to conflict resolution: researchers turn to the mathematics of cake cutting and point allocation to develop improved methods for people to use to settle disputes. ...more>>

  12. Forum of Geometric Constructor - Yasuyuki Iijima, Aichi University of Education, Japan
    A dynamic geometry environment for DOS and Windows used in Japan - see the Tsukuba Journal of Educational Study in Mathematics. ...more>>

  13. Foundations of Greek Geometry - Michael Tirabassi; Tufts University
    A linked historical essay outlining the contributions of Thales, Pythagoras, and Plato to the study of geometry. ...more>>

  14. The Four Color Theorem - Robertson, Sanders, Seymour, Thomas; Georgia Tech
    A brief summary of a new proof of the Four Color Theorem, with a four-coloring algorithm found by Neil Robertson, Daniel P. Sanders, Paul Seymour and Robin Thomas, illustrated using a map of the United States. Contents: History; Why a new proof?; Outline ...more>>

  15. The Four Colour Theorem - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay describing work on the theorem from its posing in 1852 through its solution in 1976, with two other web sites and 9 references (books/articles). ...more>>

  16. Four Construction Problems - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
    Construct a triangle, given the three points in the plane that are the outer vertices of equilateral triangles constructed outward on the sides of the desired triangle. Construct a triangle, given the three points in the plane that are the centers of ...more>>

  17. Four Corners, Four Faces (MatheMUSEments!) - Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
    To Arthur Silverman, a sculptor in New Orleans, tetrahedrons, or triangular pyramids, are very special. He's been creating sculptures based on the tetrahedron for more than 20 years. You might see examples on display in plazas and office buildings in ...more>>

  18. Fractal Clouds - Robert F. Cahalan
    Information on the fantastic variety of cloud forms and structures, and their implications for climate. Albedo (abstract of a short technical paper for downloading); authors of papers on fractal clouds; cloud types and associated geometry, processes, ...more>>

  19. Fractal Dimension - Robert L. Devaney; Dept. of Mathematics, Boston University
    A section from the paper "Chaos in the Classroom," describing the concept of fractal dimension, using the Sierpinski triangle as an example. ...more>>

  20. Fractal Expressionism - Richard Taylor, Adam P. Micolich and David Jonas
    Can science further our understanding of art? An article discussing the connection between fractals and Jackson Pollock's paintings. ...more>>

  21. Fractal Geometry - Introduction - Harold Brochmann
    Links to a series of articles exploring: The notion of dimension; The notion of self-similarity; The length of a coastline; The Sierpinsky Carpet; The Mandelbrot Set - the icon of chaos; and Applications of Fractal Geometry. ...more>>

  22. Fractal Metaphysics Home Page - Christopher Sunami
    A clearinghouse of (serious) materials on the web focused on the relationship between fractal geometry, chaos theory, and metaphysics. Essays, related sites, galleries, and recommended reading. ...more>>

  23. Fractal Music: Research, Publications, and Compositions by Harlan Brothers - Harlan J. Brothers
    In 2003, Benoit Mandelbrot suggested to Harlan Brothers that he undertake a rigorous treatment of the subject of fractal music. Here is an overview of Brothers’ subsequent research, including papers, definitions, and examples. ...more>>

  24. Fractal Past, Fractal Future - Ivars Peterson - Science News Online
    Fractals have invaded the popular imagination. Calendars, computer screens, and books feature vivid, phantasmagorical images of weirdly branched, wildly swirling structures. Some fractal history, and an essay about the geometric complexity of natural ...more>>

  25. Fractions, Cycles, and Time - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    In ancient times, people had to confront awkward numbers in astronomical contexts when they compared the motions of the sun and moon. The unfailing, daily passages of the sun across the sky and the corresponding movements of the stars at night represented ...more>>

  26. Fragments of the Past - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    Historians of mathematics now generally agree that scholars in China, India, and the Islamic world produced remarkably sophisticated mathematics between the fifth and the fifteenth centuries. However, most would probably still argue that Europeans in ...more>>

  27. Frank Garvan
    Frank Garvan is a mathematics professor at the University of Florida. His combinatorics research articles are available for download in PostScript and .dvi formats. A Maple package for q-series may also be downloaded. One may also find the syllabi ...more>>

  28. Franklin's Mathematics - Paul C. Pasles, Villanova University
    From the author of Benjamin Franklin's Numbers: articles on the founding father's "little-known role as a mathematician," and examples of Franklin's magic squares and magic circle. ...more>>

  29. Frank's World: Math on Cable - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    "Hi, you're live on Math Chat!" The question from the caller sounds pretty tough: "Three salesmen visit a shop. One comes every four days, another every five days, and the third every 10 days. If all of them were at the shop today, how long would you ...more>>

  30. Freaky Links - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny with William A. McWorter Jr.
    Mathematics impinges on itself and the sciences in unexpected and bizarre ways. This page is a small illustration of this phenomenon, taking up recreational mathematics and the game of Chinese checkers, the strategy game called Hex, quasigroups, and block ...more>>

  31. Frederic Chyzak
    Frederic Chyzak researches combinatorics and computer algebra, specifically holonomic functions. His thesis and other articles are available as abstracts and as PostScript files. Slides for a series of talks on holonomic functions and computer algebra ...more>>

  32. Fred Rickey's Home Page - Fred Rickey, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy
    Information about courses Rickey has taught about the history of mathematics. Historical notes for calculus teachers cover Torricelli's trumpet, Clepsydra, the history of the brachistochrone, the bridge and the catenary, Cauchy's famous wrong proof, and ...more>>

  33. Fritz Dooley's Mancala Center - Fritz Dooley
    Game theory analysis of the board game Mancala, written as a research paper for Harvard Business School. ...more>>

  34. From Constructivism to Active Learning - Siegfried M. Holzer
    Summary of an essay defining constructivism and outlining its implications for education: active learning, authentic activities, students' views, authentic assessment, and innovative curriculum. Published in the hypermedia publication of SUCCEED: The ...more>>

  35. From Counting to Writing - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    Abstract numbers are the product of a long cultural evolution. They also apparently played a crucial role in the development of writing in the Middle East. Indeed, numbers came before letters, contends archaeologist Denise Schmandt-Besserat of the University ...more>>

  36. From Galaxies to Electrons (Math Chat) - Frank Morgan, MAA Online
    What are the largest and smallest objects anyone has ever seen with the naked eye? heard? felt? (For the first part, the whole object must be seen, though not necessarily in full detail or from every side.) ...more>>

  37. From Lewis Carroll to Archimedes - Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
    On March 29, 1879, Vanity Fair began offering its subscribers a new weekly puzzle invented by Lewis Carroll... on March 17, 1953 Frank Gray, a research scientist at Bell Labs, filed patent no. 2632058, for the Gray code encoding the vacuum tube. An n-digit ...more>>

  38. From Linear to Nonlinear Optimization: The Missing Chapter - Prof. Hossein Arsham; University of Baltimore
    This presentation in the form of a research paper provides a general solution algorithm for a large class of problems with linear constraints and a continuous objective function. A hypertext companion site for Applied Management Science: Making Good Decisions. ...more>>

  39. From Number to Formula - Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
    Given the number 1.6180339887, how can you find out whether this particular number is special in some way, as the output of a specific formula or the value of a familiar mathematical function? Do you have a favorite number: Pi, the golden ratio, e (Napier's ...more>>

  40. From Starting Line to Ancient Angle - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    The ruins of ancient Corinth include a stadium that featured several courses for foot races. In 1980, archaeologists found and excavated the curved starting line for one such racecourse, dating from about 500 B.C. Curved to allow a staggered start, the ...more>>

  41. Frustration Solitaire - Doyle, Grinstead, Snell
    A paper on the rank-derangement problem, which asks for the number of permutations of a deck of cards such that each card is replaced by a card of a different rank, and which arises when computing the probability of winning the game of 'frustration solitaire'. ...more>>

  42. Fun and Games in Nevada - Ivars Peterson (Mathland)
    ...in the hotel's casino, the sights and sounds were... the glare of neon lights, the jangle of coins erupting from slot machines, the clink of chips at blackjack tables, and the mutter of avid gamblers testing their luck. It was the middle of April, ...more>>

  43. The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay covering from Cardan in the 1500's to the Euler and Argand proofs through the 1800's, with 8 references (books/articles). ...more>>

  44. The Funnel Cosmology - Vladimir Trifonov; American Mathematical Society (AMS)
    Haar Measure and Geodesics in Funnel Cosmology - direct computation of the geodesics in the funnel model. Cosmological shape, dark matter, accelerating expansion, etc. ...more>>

  45. Fun with Probability! The Probable Pen in the Cereal Box - Michael Cornell; College of Education, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    A cooperative classroom project for grades K-9. Over a three-week period (24 April - 10 May 1996), project participants jointly calculated the expected value of a simple probability problem via experimentation. This joint effort among interested schools ...more>>

  46. The Fun Works - Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
    A career exploration digital library for middle school youth (ages 11-14 yrs), designed to capture imaginations and direct youth toward careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It places particular emphasis on engaging youth ...more>>

  47. Future of Leap Seconds - Steve Allen
    Allen, an astronomer, discusses leap years, leap seconds -- and how to avoid their use when redefining Coordinated Universal Time (UTC): three pictures that show the situation; elapsed time (JavaScript that shows POSIX's inability to provide an interface ...more>>

  48. Gallery of Pseudospheres - Robert McLachlan
    A short version of an article by Robert McLachlan, "A gallery of constant-negative-curvature surfaces," (Mathematical Intelligencer, Fall 1994, 31-37) about "pseudospherical" surfaces, equally "saddle-shaped" at each point, extensively studied in the ...more>>

  49. Gallica - Bibliothèque nationale de France
    Une sélection de documents numérisés qui montrent la diversité des collections manuscrites de la Bibliothèque nationale de France: les oeuvres de Joseph Liouville, Augustin Cauchy, Joseph Fourier, Henri Poincaré, Janos ...more>>

  50. The Galois Story - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    The life and death, myth and reality, of Evariste Galois, with a short bibliography. ...more>>

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