Mathematics MATH: Mathematics Information Sources

Explore Mathematics; As old as human culture, the science of mathematics deals with relationships, logic, and quantities. Ancient Babylonians and Egyptians used written number systems and ancient Greeks established the logical structure of axioms and proofs. Today, mathematics is the basis for understanding and developing almost every scientific and technological endeavor.


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Organizations involved in Mathematics

  • AIM: American Institute of Mathematics; expands mathematical knowledge through research projects, conferences, and an on-line mathematics library
  • AMS: American Mathematical Society; promotes mathematical research and its uses, strengthens mathematical education, and fosters awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life
  • ASA: American Statistical Association; aims to promote excellence in the application of statistical science across the wealth of human endeavor
  • ASL: Association for Symbolic Logic; research and critical studies in logic; forum for the presentation, publication, and critical discussion of scholarly work in symbolic logic
  • IMU: International Mathematical Union; international non-governmental scientific organization with the purpose of promoting international cooperation in mathematics
  • MAA: Mathematical Association of America; professional society that focuses on undergraduate mathematics education
  • MSRI: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute; works to further mathematical research through programs in the mathematical sciences and closely related activities
  • NCTM: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; promotes mathematics education and support for teachers in mathematics
  • NISS: National Institute of Statistical Sciences; works to identify, catalyze and foster high-impact, cross-disciplinary and cross-sector research involving the statistical sciences; involved in many research projects encompassing many different industries such as bioinformatics, data confidentiality, statistics integration, data quality, information technology, the environment, education statistics, large and complex databases
  • NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology; activities and services at NIST related to applied mathematics, statistics, and computational science; Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division
  • NSF: National Science Foundation Mathematical Sciences Institutes; links to mathematics organizations and their ongoing events and highlights of their work; organizations are: AIM (American Institute of Mathematics), IAS (Institute for Advanced Study), IMA (Institute for Mathematics and its Applications), IPAM (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics), MBI (Mathematical Biosciences Institute), MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), and SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute)
  • SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics; works to advance the application of mathematics and computational science, promote research, and exchange information and ideas among mathematicians, engineers, and scientists
  • YMN: Young Mathematicians' Network; community of young mathematicians


Areas of interest in Mathematics

  • Combinatorics: Web site for Annals of Combinatorics journal
  • Chaos: Chaos; portal to information about choas at the University of Maryland; expounds on idea that simple, nonlinear deterministic systems can behave in unpredictable and chaotic ways; research in various areas of chaotic dynamics ranging from the theory of dimensions, fractal basin boundaries, chaotic scattering, controlling chaos
  • Constants: Constants; coverage of mathematical constants; famous ones include π, φ, and e; coverage also of lesser-known ones like Moser's Worm constant and the Moving Sofa constant
  • Fractals: Fractal Database; collection of fractals and fractal related material
  • Fuzzy: Fuzzy Logic Laboratorium Linz-Hagenberg; multivalued logic that allows intermediate values to be defined between conventional evaluations like yes/no, true/false, black/white, etc
  • Geometry: Geometry Junkyard; Dr. David Eppstein's collection of geometry-related usenet clippings, web pointers, lecture notes, research excerpts, papers, abstracts, programs, problems, and material related to discrete and computational geometry
  • Graph Theory: Directory of Graph Theory information; provides information about the textbooks The Handbook of Graph Theory, Graph Theory and Its Applications and Topological Graph Theory; provides resources for graph theoreticians and students
  • History: MacTutor History of Mathematics archive; provides biographies, history of topics, famous curves index, mathematicians of the day; produced by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • Linear: Linear Algebra; presented by the International Linear Algebra Society
  • OR: Operations Research; the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences; operations research and management sciences deal with the application of information technology for informed decision-making
  • Probability: Probability Web; a collection of probability resources on the Web
  • Ring: Lists of Ring Theorists
  • Topology: Topology Atlas; a publisher of information related to topology; Web site presents online resources for mathematicians and members of the general public with some interest in topology


Buy books related to Mathematics

  • Courant: What Is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods, by Richard Courant, Herbert Robbins; fundamental concepts and methods of mathematics
  • Boyer: A History of Mathematics, by Carl B. Boyer, Isaac Asimov
  • Eves: Foundations and Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics, by Howard Eves; undergraduate text covering the history and evolution of mathematics
  • Pickover: The Math Book; From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics, by Clifford A. Pickove
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Access resource collections related to Mathematics; includes online directories, learning and teaching materials, online communities

  • Mathworld: Extensive overview of main topics of mathematics; links and bibliographies for further information; hosted and sponsored by Wolfram Research, Inc., makers of Mathematica software package
  • PlanetMath: "Math for the people, by the people"; online community; mathematics encyclopedia; books, expositions, papers, and forums
  • Forum: Math Forum at Drexel; math learning, teaching, and communication; problems and puzzles, mentoring, research, team problem solving, professional development
  • Math Resources: Mathematics Links; directory of links to online mathematics resources by Bruno Kevius
  • AMS Math Web: Mathematics on the Web; shows resources by Mathematics Subject Classification; American Mathematical Society
  • VL: Mathematics WWW Virtual Library; directory of mathematics-related online resources; maintained by the Florida State University Department of Mathematics
  • AMS MathSciNet: database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information; American Mathematical Society
  • MathSearch: search mathematics documents; English-language mathematics and statistics
  • MIS: Mathematics Information Server; directory of mathematics-related online resources; Mathematics Department Web servers, journals, software, centers, regional and national societies and associations
  • homework and problem-solving help; instruction, practice, tutoring, calculators and tools, games, and a store; basic math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, and advanced topics
  • MathPages: information page on math topics; large collection of information pages on topics ranging from Number Theory, Combinatorics, Geometry, Algebra, to Quotations and History of Mathematics


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