Mathematics

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General

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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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WolframAlpha

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

Participation

Education

Course

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

Community

Organization

Mathematical Association of America

News

AAAS EurekAlert
Scientific American

Book

ISBNdb

Government

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USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Poem

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 computational method for designing a new type...
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Scientists from EPFL and Berkeley have developed a computational method for designing a new type of two-dimensional carbon materials called Schwarzites. […]

  • MIT mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) It's nearly impossible to break a dry spaghetti noodle into only two pieces. A new MIT study shows how and why it can be done. […]

  • Why zebrafish (almost) always have stripes
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Ohio State University) A mathematical model helps explain the key role that one pigment cells plays in making sure that each stripe on a zebrafish ends up exactly where it belongs. […]

  • UMass Amherst computational biophysicist...
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Jianhan Chen at UMass Amherst has a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study a newly recognized class of proteins with highly flexible three-dimensional (3D) structural properties, in particular some extra-floppy ones called intrinsically disordered proteins. By staying flexible, IDPs may have an advantage in interacting with other proteins and each other, perhaps letting them respond faster than a more rigid structure, or interact […]

  • NUS develop AI platform to identify personalized...
    on August 12, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (National University of Singapore) A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed an artificial intelligence technology platform that could potentially change the way drug combinations are being designed, hence enabling doctors to determine the most effective drug combination for a patient quickly. […]


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