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AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) provides educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use.en-usealmasy@scout.wisc.eduealmasy@scout.wisc.eduThu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Mathematical Programming Glossary
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4181This website lists terms specific to mathematical programming, as well as some terms from other disciplines, such as economics, computer science, and mathematics. Of note is the Notation section that provides all sorts of explanations for various mathematical symbols and abbreviations, including functions, sets, vectors, and matrices. Some entires are expanded upon in the supplements section where you can also find several mathematical problems listed -- including the Diet, Newsboy, and Warehouse problem.Mon, 13 Aug 2007 03:00:02 -0500The Mathematical Atlas
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4131Originally started by Professor Dave Rusin of Northern Illinois University, the Mathematical Atlas is now a very large "collection of articles about aspects of mathematics at and above the university level, but (usually) not at the level of current research." The amount of material is immense; fortunately, there are multiple ways of browsing the site. Subjects are mainly geared toward modern mathematics, and there are currently 97 different areas covered. Each article gives a basic introduction to the subject, applications and related fields, and selected topics. There are also many references to resources, both books and online, that discuss the topic in greater detail.Fri, 27 Jul 2007 03:00:01 -0500Dictionary of Algorithms, Data Structures, and Problems
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=4156The National Institute of Standards and Technology has recently updated its online Dictionary of Algorithms, Data Structures and Problems. The dictionary takes the form of a hypertext alphabetical list of terms dealing with algorithmic techniques and functions (e.g., Ackermann's Function), data structures, archetypical problems (e.g., "traveling salesman"), and related definitions. Nice features of the site include a page of links to implementations (code) and some expanded definitions and diagrams for the terms. In addition to the complete alphabetical listing, the list of terms may also be viewed categorized by subject area or by type of term (graphs, trees, sorting, etc.). The site's manager, NIST computer scientist Paul Black, welcomes contributions and is particularly in need of terms in state machines, combinatorics, parallel and randomized algorithms, heuristics, and quantum computing. Note that this dictionary does not include algorithms particular to communications, information processing, operating systems, programming languages, artificial intelligence, graphics, or numerical analysis. Overall, however, it is a great resource for university students and researchers.Mon, 23 Jul 2007 03:00:02 -0500The Virtual Mathematics Center
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2759Preprints and online journals from a wide variety of math and science organizations; Math video lectures; Online math dictionaries and encylopedias; mathematics courses, tutorials and databases; courses by subject; related mathematics information and databases.Wed, 21 Mar 2007 03:00:01 -0500Eric Weisstein's World of Science
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=34Eric Weisstein's World of Science supplies great, online encyclopedias in astronomy, physics, chemistry, and mathematics, as well as a biography of renowned scientists. Users can find excellent, concise explanations of countless concepts. The website is well linked and, therefore, easy to traverse. Everyone, from grade school students to competent professionals, can utilize this amazing resource for scientific information. Qualified individuals can learn how to contribute materials to the continually growing site.Thu, 19 Jan 2006 13:31:16 -0600PRIME Mathematics Encyclopedia
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=805The Platonic Realms Interactive Mathematics Encyclopedia (PRIME) is an impressive collection of mathematical terms and concepts. To use PRIME, simply type the first six letters of the phrase in question into the search field. Results are displayed alphabetically, starting with the closest match first. To limit the results, users can search in specific categories. These include algebra, calculus, discrete mathematics, geometry, graph theory, and many more. There are even biographies of a few notable mathematicians. Many of the entries are cross listed with other related terms. PRIME is very well presented and easy to use.Thu, 19 Jan 2006 12:38:21 -0600HyperMath
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=24HyperMath is "a growing collection of examples of applied mathematics with links to their applications to problems in physics and astronomy." The author, Carl R. (Rod) Nave of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, does not claim that the website material is complete, noting that he has been adding to the project on an as-needed basis through the process of developing the HyperPhysics material. (A link will take you to the HyperPhysics site.) The interactive format lets you choose topics on a diagram and enter numbers to get results. Topics include Trigonometry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Algebra, Geometry, Exponents, Vectors, and Algorithms. Visitors are then presented with formulas, functions, links to related topics and applications, and online forms that will perform some of the calculations as a way to demonstrate the mathematics.Thu, 19 Jan 2006 11:51:13 -0600Wolfram Mathworld
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=41Mathworld, hosted and sponsored by Wolfram Research, Inc., is an online mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers. This amazing resource was compiled over 12 years by Eric Weisstein with assistance from the mathematics and Internet communities, and continues to be updated. (Weisstein also authored the ScienceWorld site, which contains material about astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics and has been reported on in a previous Scout Report). Topics listed in the index include: Algebra, Applied Mathematics, Calculus and Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, Foundations of Mathematics, Geometry, History and Terminology, Number Theory, Probability and Statistics, Recreational Mathematics, and Topology. Visitors can also browse an alphabetical index of subjects and concepts covered on this website. The What's New section highlights current developments in mathematics, and more extensive coverage of select topics is offered in the newsletter. Numerous animated GIFs and 3D graphics pages coupled with links to further references and articles make this an interactive site as well.Mon, 16 Jan 2006 13:25:11 -0600Math Addicts Anonymous
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=59This website was initiated by Cory Futrell, a self-acknowledged math addict, who is currently a sophomore math and physics dual major at the University of Oklahoma. A key feature of the website is an encyclopedia with short definitions of over 100 mathematical terms. Visitors are also invited to offer their comments on the articles written by contributing authors and covering topics such as Numerical Systems, Binary to Hexadecimal, a Description of the CSS Cipher, a Proof of Euler's Equation, and a Mathematica Tutorial. The website uses MathML embedded within XHTML to show equations as text rather than as images, so visitors may need to download special fonts or upgrade Web browsers to view the equations.Thu, 12 Jan 2006 14:03:35 -0600Bilingual Mathematics Dictionary
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=439This website, maintained by Dr. Denise Meeks, Faculty and Department Chair of Science & Mathematics at Pima Community College in Arizona, provides an English-Spanish dictionary, or glossary, of mathematical terms. It is intended to facilitate the teaching of mathematics to students whose primary language may be Spanish. The Bibliography lists the Spanish language mathematics texts, bilingual dictionaries, and Latin-American technical magazines and journals that were used to check the terms for accuracy and practical mathematics usage. New terms are still being added and students and teachers are invited to provide comments, corrections, criticisms or suggestions using the short User Survey form.Tue, 13 Dec 2005 13:36:35 -0600Free Dictionary section on Mathematics
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https://amser.org//index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=183It's hard to believe it's all free! This trove of information from thefreedictionary.com offers all sorts of information on math. From algebra and integers to derivatives and polynomials, it's all here. By scrolling over or clicking on a link, the visitor is treated to a sometimes whopping amount of information about the given topic. For those simply interested in math, math lovers, or possibly a teacher or student who needs to venture into a rusty subject area before next fall, this site is well worth a look. There is also quite a bit here that would be useful for a user interested in Developmental Math topics. Note: while it's free, there are some advertisements.Thu, 10 Nov 2005 08:07:46 -0600