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View Resource Fermat's Last Theorem

This essay, from J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson of the University of St. Andrews describes Fermat's theorem with links to mathematicians such as Sophie Germain, Legendre, Dirichlet, Shimura and Taniyama, etc., from its inception through Andrew Wiles' proof, with another web site and 17 references (books/articles).

View Resource The Trigonometric Functions

Linked essay sketching trigonometry from its beginnings out of the early correspondence between astronomy and mathematics through the 18th century, with 17 references (books/articles). Influential thinkers addressed here include Menelaus, Ptolemy, Rheticus, Cavalieri, Viète, De Moivre, and Cotes. Each name is linked to a brief biography and annotated bibliography about each person.

View Resource The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

Created and maintained by John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson of the University of St. Andrews, this site contains a cornucopia of materials related to the history of mathematics and well-known mathematicians through the ages. Users can start by clicking on the biography index and diving right into short biographies of noted mathematicians arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Moving...

View Resource How to Interpret Circuit Diagrams

This site presents an explanation of how to interpret circuit diagrams. Two diagrams show the difference between a "short hand" circuit diagram and a more detailed one. The detailed circuit diagram is useful for those first learning circuits in an effort to eventually understand the "short hand" diagram without difficulty.

View Resource Electronic Components

This page from Jim Lesurf of the University of St. Andrews explains common electronic components in an easily understood format. Resistors, capacitors, diodes, inductors and more are explained here. The difference between passive and active components is also explained. Information about conductors and semiconductors is provided as well.

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