The Mathematical World on the Web
The web is full of math-related sites of all kinds. This page just points you to a few of them, including several which have large collections of mathematical links.
- MAA Online, the online newsletter of the Mathematical Association of America, edited by our own Fernando Gouvêa (so yes, we’re biased). This site has a very good students page with lots of career and job information, among other things. We particularly like their career profiles, which show all the nice things people do with their math degrees. Nice book reviews and columns too!
- The Mathematics Digital Library is a new project focused on bringing mathematical resources to the web.
- The Mathematica folks have created a page where you can go to get your integrals done for you! Wolfram|Alpha is useful for seeing how common your name is too!
- Mathematicians appear as characters in many movies. As might be expected, the portraits aren’t always too convincing! The Math in the Movies site collects information and discussion about movies with mathematics and mathematicians in them.
- People say funny things about math… Check the Mathematical Quotations Server.
- What happened on this day in mathematical history? Check out Today in Mathematics.
- Start reading some math blogs! Here’s one place to get started.
Large Archives and Indices
- The arXiv is a preprint server for research mathematics. All the articles are free and publicly accessible.
- The Mathematics Archives: lots of mathematical software, plus many other things.
- Online Math Courses: A compilation of free online courses in mathematics. Many of them are from MIT’s open courseware project.
- We’ve already listed the MAA, above, so we’ll just mention it here.
- The American Mathematical Society: The AMS is the professional society for research mathematicians in the U.S. This server also has the Combined Membership List for AMS/MAA/SIAM/AMATYC.
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics: SIAM is the professional society for mathematicians working outside academia.
- The Association for Women in Mathematics is an association devoted to supporting and promoting women in mathematics.
- American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges: AMATYC is the professional society for mathematicians teaching at two-year colleges.
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: NCTM is the professional society for mathematics teachers, and has developed the well-known NCTM Standards for the teaching of mathematics in the schools.
Other interesting sites
- Suppose you come up with a sequence of integers… Is it a well-known sequence? Check with Sloane’s On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.
- The Geometry Center produced a great deal of work on geometry and visualization. The center is now closed, but the material on their site is still worth looking at.