Mathematics

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Wolfram Mathworld

Dictionary

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

Course

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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AAAS EurekAlert
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.

  • Deeper understanding of irregular heartbeat may...
    on December 9, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (Imperial College London) Researchers at Imperial have shown how the chaotic electrical signals underlying irregular heart rhythms lead to the failure of standard treatments.

  • Lehigh University professor Jeffrey Rickman...
    on December 9, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (Lehigh University) Jeffrey Rickman, a Lehigh University professor of materials science and engineering and physics, has been elected as a Fellow of ASM International, the leading association of engineers and scientists in the field of materials science. He was recognized for 'significant contributions in computational materials science of defects and phase transformations, pioneering work on materials informatics, and distinguished service to the materials science community.'

  • Surface effects affect the distribution of...
    on December 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University) The researchers from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University and Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering of the Russian Academy of Sciences studied the distribution of hydrogen in metals in the process of standard testing for hydrogen cracking. They found that there is a surface effect that does not let hydrogen enter the metal. This can result in errors in industrial quality control of material, and to fundamental […]

  • BU physician to receive distinguished Chair of...
    on December 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (Boston University School of Medicine) David Coleman, MD, the John Wade Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and physician-in-chief at Boston Medical Center (BMC), will receive the Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award from the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM).

  • Fighting bacterial infection with drug-eluting...
    on December 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Medical practitioners routinely outfit patients with devices ranging from cardiovascular stents, pacemakers, catheters, and therapeutic lenses to orthopedic, breast, dental, and cochlear implants and prostheses. In an article publishing in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Raquel Bernardes, José Ferreira, Paula de Oliveira, Mario Grassi, and Manuel Nhangumbe present a mathematical model that explores the interactions between […]


Scientific American - Math Science news and technology updates from Scientific American