 Math WWW VL: Specialized Fields  Dept. of Mathematics, Florida State University
Links to sites for resources in specialized fields in collegelevel mathematics.
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 Mersenne.org  George Woltman
A domain created as a home for the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS).
Mersenne primes are named after the French monk Marin Mersenne. The goal of the search is to find ever larger Mersenne primes. You can join this search by downloading the
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 MSTE Java  University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
Javabased activities submitted to MSTE, the Office for Mathematics, Science & Technology Education at UIUC. Topics include: best fit; box perimeter; Buffon's needle; CAD viewer; cereal box problem; chisquared test analysis of random marbles; cliff
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 Neat Math and Programs  Robert Simms, Clemson University
A Map of All Triangles (and see the Introduction to a Euclidean Model of Hyperbolic Geometry; Porch Things (the underlying structure is a cube); generating Pythagorean Triples (includes a JavaScript calculator and a way to generate them from one number);
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 Not So Humble Pi  Craig Snodgrass
Humorous wall calendars that run from March to March, in honor of Pi Day, 3/14. Also, buy greeting cards that celebrate pi, and submit your own πku poetry. A portion of all orders goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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 The Nth Prime Page  Andrew Booker
A form into which you can enter a value for n, from 1 to 10^12, inclusive. The server will return the nth prime number (counting 2 as the first). Commas and scientific notation (e.g. 1.0e12) are allowed. Also a Pi function: enter a value for x, from 1
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 Number Theory (MathPages)  Kevin Brown
More than 100 "informal notes" by Kevin Brown on number theory: linear recurring sequences, Zeisel numbers, Wilsonian primes, arithmetic progression, sublime numbers, square triangular numbers, and many more.
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 Numericon  School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (UTS)
Mostly elementary presentations of: Numbers we've all heard of; Perfect numbers; Facts about prime numbers; Australian cricket's 25 leading allrounders; Pythagorean triples; Pi in the sky; 73939133; and Fermat's Last Theorem.
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 Organic Mathematics Workshop: The Proceedings  Borwein, Borwein, Corless, Jörgenson, Sinclair, eds.
Proceedings of a 1996 workshop held at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Speakers (top experimental and computational mathematicians); their articles, with equations, code, photos, videos, and annotations; and related resources and links. Invited
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 Original Lesson Plans  Mathematics  Thirteen/WNET New York
Original Webbased activities developed by Thirteen Ed Online Master Teachers. Each lesson consists of an overview with learning objectives, procedures for teachers, and "organizers" for students  handouts, bibliographies, and other materials. Math
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 Panagiotis Stefanides
Geometry presented at national conferences in Greece. Contents include: Quantization of Circle Duality; Logos Pyr Chronos; 'Buena Fortuna' (artwork); Geometric Mean Ratio (T) by Ruler and Compass; Quadrature Master Theorem; Corollary (Circle Circumference
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 A Passion for Pi  Ivars Peterson (MathLand)
Some of you may be familiar with the sentence: How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics! The number of letters in each word represents successive digits of pi: 3.14159265358979. How Simon Plouffe memorized
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 Paul's Page of Pi  Paul A. Gusmorino 3rd
Most of the content of this site is focused on methods of calculating pi: Archimedes' method; Wallis' formula; Gregory, Leibniz, and Machin; Newton's fluxions; and Paul's 8192 digits. Also Pi Poems, Music of Pi, and Pi Links.
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 Página Web de Fibonacci, Humor, Matemáticas  José Mari López Goitia
Página personal, con secciones para humor y matemática, información sobre HTML, manual de C, buscadores de todo el mundo, y más.
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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 Across America  University of Phoenix
Join the "Pi Pilot" for a "journey to one of humankind's most intriguing and celebrated numbers." Activities include "The Great Chain of Pi," "Taking Pi to Court," "Your Place in Pi," "Freehand Circle Drawing Competition," "Pi Party," and "Pi Bee." Scenario
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 Pi and Square Roots  Don Cohen (The Mathman)
Kohler (a 5thgrader) follows Archimedes. A graph and a program for iterating the square root of 10. Sample problems with some answers from Chapter 10 of Don Cohen's worksheet book.
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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: 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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 Pi Day  Herte; Finley Middle School, Glen Cove, NY
Pi Day is March 14th, a day to celebrate mathematics in school, to allow students to have fun while investigating mathematics concepts and being creative and even a little silly. This page describes a number of Pi Day activities. You are invited to email
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 Pi Day: Making a Pi Necklace  Diana Funke
Diana Funke teaches mathematics at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, RI. Her students make a Pi necklace for Pi Day to reinforce the idea that some numbers never repeat or end. They assign a color to each digit (including 0) and then string
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 Pi Day  Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: What activities can I use for Pi Day?
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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 is Irrational  Malek
A mathematical argument for the irrationality of Pi, from Malek's Mathlinks (Mathematics on the Internet).
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 PiNation.com  Hugh Bell
A site to "... just enjoy pi. Leave the math aside. Don't even think about the circumference of a circle." Create unique representations of the decimal expansion of pi with the PiArt Tool: choose the color for each digit, the number of decimal places,
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 The Pi Page  Roy Williams
A mere 50000 Digits of the Famous Transcendental; A program to compute it; Some Arctangent Formulae for computing it; Some littleknown quaint numerical facts; and the most useless formula for computing pi. Also links to other pi pages.
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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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 The Pi Song  Hester Lewellen
Pi Song audio and sheet music. This musical scale is aligned to the digits of pi.
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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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 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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 Poe, E.: Near a Raven  Mike Keith
An attempt at constrained writing  the art of constructing a work of prose or poetry that obeys some artificially imposed condition. "Near a Raven" encodes the first 740 decimals of pi.
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 Project MATHEMATICS!  Apostol, Blinn, Corrigan, California Institute of Technology
Videotapeandworkbook modules that explore basic topics in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. The
tapes use live action, music, special effects, and imaginative computer animation, and are distributed
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 Proving Pi (SMILE)  Gwendolyn D. Williams, Paul Robeson High School
A lesson designed to show the ratio of pi by revolving a circle one complete time, and to teach students why the ratio is true. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics
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 The Quest for the Holy Value  Kjetil Valstadsve
Finding the correct value of pi. The likelihood of any random two integers having 1 as their greatest common divisor (no factors in common), has been proved to be 6 divided by pi squared  the numbers are prime in relation to each other. According to
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 Random (Blog)  Neil Bickford
Bickford writes "about mathematics, cellular automata, programming, Rube Goldberg Machines, and overall randomness." Posts of the selfdescribed "mathematician/programmer/scientist," dating back to May, 2009  when Bickford was 11 years old  have included
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 The R. Buckminster Fuller FAQ  Christopher J. Fearnley
The Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQ) Resource on R. Buckminster
Fuller, based primarily on the history of the discussions, interests, and needs of the readers of the BITNET mailing list Geodesic and its USENET gateway bit.listserv.geodesic.
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 The Ridiculously Enhanced Pi Page  The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
Pi Day celebrations, Pi music, links, beads, and pie. A certified 98% contentfree page.
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 Rigol'Math: énigmes, problèmes et curiosités mathématiques  JeanMarc Deleuze
Le calcul de Pi; le Jeu de Nim; Convertisseur base 10 > base 2; Multiplier sur les doigts; Multiplication égyptienne; Le carré magique; TicTacToe; Coloriage; et beaucoup plus.
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 Shelley Walsh
Syllabi and notes for math courses from arithmetic review to beginning calculus. Download MathHelp a tutorial program with problem sets for Mac or PC, or learn how to use MathHelp to create your own tutorials. Brief Mathematics Articles present concepts
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 Simon Plouffe  Simon Plouffe
Home page of Simon Plouffe, pi expert and originator of Plouffe's Inverter. Contains links to his articles and algorithms for his approximations of various constants.
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 simpsonsmath.com  Sarah J. Greenwald and Andrew Nestler
The animated sitcom The Simpsons "contains over a hundred instances of mathematics, many designed to expose and poke fun at innumeracy," which make it "an ideal source of fun ways to introduce important concepts to students, and to reduce math anxiety
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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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 Soap Film Models (SMILE)  Joan Pintozzi, Curie Metro. High School
A lesson designed to encourage students to conjecture, introducing the concept of minimum path and minimum surface area and practicing measurement of line segments and angles. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single
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 Steve's Math Site
"Mathematic memorabilia" by a Phoenix, Arizona high school student: binary numbers, factorials, calculations of 2^x from x=1 to x=200+, hand calculations of pi, logarithms and one radian, 3^x from x=1 to x=100+, and more.
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 The Story of Pi  Project MATHEMATICS!, California Institute of Technology
A videotapeandworkbook module that explores a basic topic in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. Although pi is the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle, it appears in many formulas that
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 Take a Little Piece of PI with You Wherever You Go  Adam Zampino
Proudly display PI to 1000 decimal places in an attractive design, in various types of apparel and housewares (mugs, clocks, etc.). PI has fascinated people for centuries, and now you can have your own piece of PI to enjoy. This makes a great gift for
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 The Tau Manifesto  Michael Hartl
"This manifesto is dedicated to one of the most important numbers in mathematics, perhaps the most important: the circle constant relating the circumference of a circle to its linear dimension... The traditional choice of circle constant is π  but,
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