 Mathematical Programming, Optimization and Variational Techniques  Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas
A short article designed to provide an introduction to mathematical programming, optimization, and variational techniques. History; applications and related fields and subfields; textbooks, reference works, and tutorials; software and tables; other web
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 Mathematical Programming Society (MPS)
An international organization dedicated to the support and development of the applications, computational methods, and theory of mathematical programming in its widest sense. The society holds the triennial International Symposium on Mathematical Programming
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 Mathematical Software  ZIB/MathNet
A collection of references to research software available in the public domain from the fields of Computational Geometry, Visualization; Mathematical Optimization; Mathematical Statistics; Numerical Analysis; Object Oriented Libraries, and Symbolic Computation.
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 Mathematica Publications  Telos Electronic Library of Science
An annotated catalog of publications about Mathematica, with links to fuller descriptions, and publisher and detailed ordering information.
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 Mathematics and Computer Science Division (MCS)  Argonne National Laboratory
One of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest energy research centers. Research falls into broad categories: Numerical Methods and Software Development; Systems Software and Parallel Programming Tools; Applied Mathematics and LogicBased Systems; Distributed
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 Mathematics Journals (AMS)  American Mathematical Society
A list of mathematics journals with articles on the Web and a list of Web sites for printed journals, with tables of contents of issues, abstracts of papers, actual papers, information about submissions and subscriptions, etc. See also the Annual Listing
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 Mathematics Journals: Electronic and Printed  Mathematics Dept., Penn State University
Links to dozens of journals, from the Academic press electronic journal library to the Ulam Quarterly, and spanning printed journals from Abstract and Applied Analysis to the Zentralblatt für Mathematik. See also Penn State's page of preprints.
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 Math WWW VL: Bibliographies  Dept. of Mathematics, Florida State University
Links to bibliographies in collegelevel mathematics.
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 Math WWW VL: Software  Dept. of Mathematics, Florida State University
Links to software sites for collegelevel mathematics.
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 Matroid Theory  Sandra Kingan
Matroids are an abstraction of several combinatorial objects, among them graphs and matrices. The word matroid was coined by Whitney in 1935 in his landmark paper "On the abstract properties of linear dependence." In defining a matroid Whitney tried to
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 Miscellaneous Mathematical Utilities  David Binner
Several online mathematical utilities intended for college and university students (math, physics, engineering, etc. students). Numerical utilities to solve (among others): N Equations in N Unknowns, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Roots of Functions, and
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 Multisimplex: Rapid Experimental Optimization  MultiSimplex AB
A Windowsbased software for experimental design and optimization. The site features method descriptions, a searchable database, free downloads, and full product, contact, and ordering information.
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 Nesting Software: PLUS (PaneL Utilization Software)
Software for reducing scrap and generating optimum layouts for cutting in sheet metal layout, fabrication, glass, building panel, and woodworking industries. Samples and free demo downloads.
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 Netlib Repository at UTK and ORNL  AT&T Bell Labs, Univ. of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The Netlib repository contains freely available mathematical and statistical software, documents, and databases of interest to the numerical, scientific computing, and other communities. The repository is maintained by AT&T Bell Laboratories, the
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 Networks and Nonlinear Dynamics Group (NNDG)  Maurice Dodson (Director and Head)
A research group at the University of York studying the control, prediction and optimization of complex systems. Specific interests include telecommunications networks and reducing vehicle traffic. Read about the group's projects (major projects include
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 Nice Guys Finish First (Sometimes) (MatheMUSEments!)  Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
There's trouble in the schoolyard. A kid has accused you and your pals of doing something you shouldn't have. You have to decide whether to stick with the gang or go your own way. You're not completely sure you can trust your friends, so you face a tough
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 OC Optimization and Control (Front for the Mathematics ArXiv)  Univ. of California, Davis
Optimization and Control 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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 Oliver Knill
Research, teaching, and media by this preceptor in Harvard's math department. Knill began in dynamical systems, tackling first ergodic and spectral theoretical questions, then probability theory and elementary number theory. This led to his "passion for
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 Optimalcut Web Software
Fee JavaScript optimization solver for cutting stock and bin packing problems. Specify pieces and rolls to linearly cut rectangles out of bars, pipes, tubes, metal profiles, extrusions, linear wood boards, and more (1D cutting); or sheets made of glass,
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 OptimalView  Sheela Belur
A Windows standalone program for minimizing a function by the simplex method
of Nelder and Mead. The trial software is twodimensional.
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 Optimization Links  Tom Cavalier; Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Penn State Univ.
Links to online information on various aspects of optimization; interactive guides/case studies; optimization software/test problems; and other sites. Also general operations research sites; OR/Optimization people. Location/Routing/ Conference Information;
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 Optimization Technology Center  Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University
A research center dedicated to optimization problems. The "optimization tree," with descriptions of the different subfields of numerical optimization; interactive demonstrations and case studies, including the diet problem and minimum surface area; linear
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 Optimizer for Anyshape  SAMTEC
A professional profile nesting software package designed to maximize the use of material by generating most optimized nested layouts. It is a powerful true profile nesting software for gas/plasma/oxyfuel/laser cutting that will automatically optimize
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 Optimizer Suite  SAMTEC
A professional rectangular nesting software package designed to maximize the use of material by generating most optimized nested layouts. It is based on a highly advanced cutting algorithm, specially designed to optimize the cutting layouts in shearing,
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 OptNet  Michael Jünger; SIGOPT, Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung (DMV)
An electronic forum for the optimization community organized by SIGOPT under the auspices of the Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung (DMV). The basic services are a weekly digest containing a moderated list of contributions, a unique email address and
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 Packomania  E. Specht
The best known packings of equal circles in the unit square and the unit circle. Tables summarize the current status of the search. Figures may be downloaded in postscript format. Also available from http://hydra.nat.unimagdeburg.de/packing/packing.html.
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 Parallel Applications in Statistics and Economics (PASE)
Announcements of meetings, previous PASE workshops and where conference proceedings are published. Subjects: parallel algorithms and artificial neural networks; dynamical chaotic systems and fuzzy logic; stochastic optimization concepts; genetic algorithms
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 The Prisoners' Dilemma  F. Heylighen, Principia Cybernetica Web
Cooperation in game theory: the principle of suboptimization. A game that has been and continues to be studied by people in a variety of disciplines, ranging from biology through sociology and public policy. It is a "nonzerosum" game: the best strategy
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 Prof. McFarland's Help Center for Mathematics Students  Thomas McFarland, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin System
McFarland's handouts for courses such as Finite Mathematics, Basic Algebra, Calculus, and The Logic of Chess. Interactive (JavaScript) selftests or explorations cover integer and fractional exponents; factoring; reducing, adding, multiplying, and dividing
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 pysimplex  Aaron Watters
Mixed Integer Linear programming modules: pysimplex provides some basic symbolic programming tools for constructing, solving and optimizing systems of linear equations and inequalities. It includes an implementation of the classical SIMPLEX linear optimization
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 Remote Interactive Optimization Testbed (RIOT)  Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley
Interactive educational and research tools for optimization problems. Applications: Learn about practical applications of optimization technology to Major League baseball, openpit mining, computer network design, and modular parts fixturing. Experiment
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 RGA  Algorithm for Global Optimization  Gennady A. Ryzhikov, Univ. of Bergen, Norway
RGA  algorithm: a novel approach to global optimization, based upon Regularized Global Approximation.
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 RGA  Algorithm: Sen & Stoffa's Test Function  Gennady A. Ryzhikov, Univ. of Bergen, Norway
RGAalgorithm for global optimization. Tests with the nonsmooth multimodal objective function: automatic zooming, autotermination.
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 RiskLab Toronto
One of an international network of math laboratories in the field of risk
modelling. Originally intended to model financial risk, the field has grown
to encompass a number of other areas. Site provides summaries of the lab's
research (including
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 Saltire Software
Mathematical technology for industry and education. Saltire Software's core technologies are constraintbased interactive geometry systems, symbolic algebra, and optimization, with products for mechanical engineering, mathematics education and layout
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 Scientific Applications of Linux  HerngJeng Jou and Kachina Technologies, Inc.
SAL (Scientific Applications on Linux) is a collection of information and links to software for scientists and engineers. Math categories include computer algebra systems, arrayoriented and linear algebra systems, statistics, and number theory. Numerical
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 The Shoelace Problem  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
How should shoes be laced? This seemingly simple question, rooted in everyday life, can provoke passionate argument  and evoke a mathematical response. There are at least three common ways to lace shoes, as illustrated: American (or standard) zigzag,
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 SIAM Activity Groups  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Activity Groups on: Control and Systems Theory; Discrete Mathematics; Dynamical Systems; Geometric Design; Geosciences; Linear Algebra; Optimization; Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions; Supercomputing, etc. Rules of Procedure, Initiation and
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 SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
A journal that publishes research articles on a broad range of topics from pure and applied mathematics, including combinatorics and graph theory, discrete optimization and operations research, theoretical computer science, to coding and communication
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 SIAM Journals  Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The journals of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM): Applied Mathematics; Computing; Control and Optimization; Discrete Mathematics; Mathematical Analysis; Matrix Analysis and Applications; Numerical Analysis; Optimization; Scientific
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 Simple Minds, Smart Choices  Bruce Bower  Science News Online
The Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin has launched a project to explore the impact of bounded rationality on human judgment. The group focuses on what it calls "fast and frugal" formulas
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 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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 Some Problems in Matroid Theory  Thomas Zaslavsky
Sources of problems compiled by Zaslavsky, and problems he's found interesting: Bonin's Projective Bound; Maximum rFlat; Covering And Packing by Flats. For general sources of information on matroid theory, see Matroid Miscellany.
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 Spliddit  Procaccia, Ariel; Goldman, Jonathan
Provably fair solutions to the everyday dilemmas of splitting rent, dividing goods, and sharing credit. Spliddit's algorithms account for individual rationality, efficiency, maximin share, proportionality, the highest feasibility level of fairness, impartiality,
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 Tiling and Packing results  Torsten Sillke
Packing problems, mostly, in English, with some in German. Packing Polycubes and Polyspheres; Tilings with Matching Conditions; links.
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 TOMLAB  Optimization for Matlab  TOMLAB Optimization
The TOMLAB Optimization Environment is a powerful optimization platform for solving applied optimization problems in Matlab. TOMLAB provides a wide range of features, tools and services for your solution process.
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 The Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP)  Vasek Chvátal
The problem: given a finite number of cities and the cost of travel between each pair of them, find the cheapest way of visiting them all and returning to your starting point. This site includes a link to TSPLIB, Gerhard Reinelt's library of some hundred
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 The Travelling Monkey  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
One of the classic problems of planning ahead concerns a traveling salesman who must visit customers in a number of cities scattered across the country and then return home. The problem is to find the shortest possible route visiting each city only once.
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 Travelling Salesman's Problem  Gunno Törnberg
Algorithms to solve the travelling salesman's problem (a travelling salesman is to visit a number of cities; how to plan the trip so every city is visited once and just once and the whole trip is as short as possible?) Links to Java applets; the shell
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 The Travelling Salesman's Problem  Manu Konchady
A trucking or delivery company is focused on optimum delivery cost. This can be achieved by using a system which determines the best highway route for each load. An optimum highway route can be displayed on a map. A route with 16 nodes is used to test
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