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), Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, 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, Columbia (Infoplease)

Outline

Outline of Mathematics (Wikipedia)

Directory

DMOZ Open Directory Project (AOL)

Search

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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 Bartlett’s

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
Open Education Consortium

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Organization

Mathematical Association of America

Event

Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)

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Reddit

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AAAS EurekAlert
Scientific American
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Government

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USA.gov

Expression

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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.

  • A study links soil metals with cancer mortality
    on April 20, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels. These statistical links do not indicate that there is a cause-effect relationship between soil type and cancer, but they suggest that the influence of metals from the earth's […]

  • Wood formation model to fuel progress in...
    on April 20, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (North Carolina State University) Need stronger timber, better biofuels or new sources of green chemicals? A systems biology model developed over decades of research led by NC State University will accelerate progress in engineering trees for specific needs. […]

  • A CNIC-coordinated project is set to receive €1...
    on April 20, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares) An international research effort led by the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III will receive $1,250,000 (€1,021,250) over the next three years through an award from The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO). HFSPO funds frontier research projects in the life sciences, fostering collaboration between scientists from different countries (or even continents) and working in different […]

  • How social networking sites may discriminate...
    on April 20, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Using the photo-sharing site Instagram as a test case, Columbia researchers demonstrate how two common recommendation algorithms amplify a network effect known as homophily in which similar or like-minded people cluster together. They further show how algorithms turned loose on a network with homophily effectively make women less visible; they found that the women in their dataset, whose photos were slightly less likely to be […]

  • Researchers find new way of exploring the...
    on April 19, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (University of Waterloo) Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe. […]


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

  • How Seashells Take Shape
    by Derek E. Moulton on April 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Mathematical modeling reveals the mechanical forces that guide the development of mollusk spirals, spines and ribs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]

  • Jayadev Athreya's Favorite Theorem
    by Evelyn Lamb on April 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The University of Washington mathematician talks trees, lattices and a plucky constant that seems to show up everywhere -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]

  • Review: <i>Inventing the...
    by Evelyn Lamb on April 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Sara N. Hottinger’s thoughtful book addresses Western cultural narratives about who does mathematics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]

  • The Same, Only Different
    by Jim Henle on April 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    A column about the surprising cultural, structural, philosophical, and mystical features common to mathematics and food -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]

  • A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The...
    by Evelyn Lamb on March 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    The tortured psyche of a misunderstood solid -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com […]