Mathematics

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Wolfram Mathworld

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mathematics : the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations — Webster

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson), OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

General words relating to mathematics and geometry (MacMillan Dictionary), Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Glossary

Glossary of Mathematical Terms (Story of Mathematics)

Encyclopedia

Mathematics is the study of quantity, space, structure, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs, which are arguments sufficient to convince other mathematicians of their validity. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry. Since the pioneering work of Giuseppe Peano, David Hilbert, and others on axiomatic systems in the late 19th century, it has become customary to view mathematical research as establishing truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions. When those mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning often provides insight or predictions. Through the use of abstraction and logical reasoning, mathematics evolved from counting, calculation, measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity for as far back as written records exist. Rigorous arguments first appeared in Greek mathematics, most notably in Euclid’s Elements. Mathematics continued to develop, for example in China in 300 BC, in India in AD 100, and in the Muslim world in AD 800, until the Renaissance, when mathematical innovations interacting with new scientific discoveries led to a rapid increase in the rate of mathematical discovery that continues to the present day. — Wikipedia (Math Skills)

Encyclopedia of Mathematics, David Darling’s Internet Encyclopedia of Science, Britannica

Outline

Outline of Mathematics (Wikipedia)

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Philosophy

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Philosophy of MathematicsPhilPapers, Philosophy of Mathematics

Preservation

History




See more “Story of Maths” on Youtube…
The Story of Mathematics
New IBM App Presents Nearly 1,000 Years of Math History (Alexandra Chang, Wired)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Museum


National Museum of Mathematics (YouTube Channel)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Education

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MIT OCW Mathematics
Introduction to Mathematical Thinking (Coursea)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

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Mathematical Association of America

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Scientific American

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USA.gov

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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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EurekAlert! - Mathematics and Statistics The premier online source for science news since 1996. A service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Scientists discover new properties of uranium...
    on October 15, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) A group of physicists predicted that much lower pressures of about 50,000 atm can produce 14 new uranium hydrides, of which only one, UH3, has been known to date. They include compounds rich in hydrogens, such as UH7 and UH8, that the scientists predicted to be superconducting too. Many of these compounds were then obtained in the experiments conducted at the US Carnegie Institution of Washington (USA) and the Institute of Solid State Physics of the […]

  • RIT researchers use deep learning to help...
    on October 15, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Rochester Institute of Technology) A new research project at Rochester Institute of Technology will help ensure the endangered language of the Seneca Indian Nation will be preserved. Using deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, RIT researchers are building an automatic speech recognition application to document and transcribe the traditional language of the Seneca people. […]

  • Why don't we understand statistics? Fixed...
    on October 12, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Frontiers) The first study of why people struggle to solve statistical problems reveals a preference for complicated rather than simpler, more intuitive solutions -- which often leads to failure in solving the problem altogether. The researchers suggest this is due to unfavorable methods of teaching statistics in schools and universities, and highlight the serious consequences when applied to professional settings like court cases. […]

  • MDI Biological Laboratory awarded NIH grant to...
    on October 12, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory will take a national lead in teaching data literacy to students and teachers though a five-year, $1.2 million SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The goal is to establish a national learning model for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) secondary school education in data literacy. The project will focus on arsenic contamination of well […]

  • Economic analysis provides watershed moment for...
    on October 12, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Oregon State University) Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local water quality. […]


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