Math Websites
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Math Websites
If you really enjoy math, there is a great site with forums and online classes.
http://www.mathlinks.ro
Its absolutely amazing. They have a working copy of LaTeX that you can use in your posts on the forum.
Magistrate edit: This thread is now sticky, and is for people to post whatever mathrelated online resources they find most useful.
http://www.mathlinks.ro
Its absolutely amazing. They have a working copy of LaTeX that you can use in your posts on the forum.
Magistrate edit: This thread is now sticky, and is for people to post whatever mathrelated online resources they find most useful.
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My favorite is MathWorld, formerly Eric's Treasure Trove of Mathematics, until some real arseholes at CRC publishing let their lawyers loose on him. Stephen Wolfram is no saint, but he gets serious awesome points for saving this site.
The coolest one I've come across lately is The Art of Problem Solving. It was started by a couple of Math Olympiad contestents, and focuses on resources for budding math geniuses. They also have books they are trying to sell
But, the really mind blowing part of the site is their gallery of animated geometric proofs. Yes, you've seen the geometric proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, but they also have the Law of Cosines!
There's also some good LaTeX resources (on the main site and the wiki)
The coolest one I've come across lately is The Art of Problem Solving. It was started by a couple of Math Olympiad contestents, and focuses on resources for budding math geniuses. They also have books they are trying to sell
But, the really mind blowing part of the site is their gallery of animated geometric proofs. Yes, you've seen the geometric proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, but they also have the Law of Cosines!
There's also some good LaTeX resources (on the main site and the wiki)
Re: Great Math Site
That's quite cool.
In terms of forum help, I almost always find myself on the maths subsection of http://www.physicsforums.com/  again it has integrated TeX in to the forum, so really easy to write up problems you may have.
In terms of forum help, I almost always find myself on the maths subsection of http://www.physicsforums.com/  again it has integrated TeX in to the forum, so really easy to write up problems you may have.
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thoughtfully wrote:My favorite is MathWorld, formerly Eric's Treasure Trove of Mathematics, until some real arseholes at CRC publishing let their lawyers loose on him. Stephen Wolfram is no saint, but he gets serious awesome points for saving this site.
The coolest one I've come across lately is The Art of Problem Solving. It was started by a couple of Math Olympiad contestents, and focuses on resources for budding math geniuses. They also have books they are trying to sell
But, the really mind blowing part of the site is their gallery of animated geometric proofs. Yes, you've seen the geometric proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, but they also have the Law of Cosines!
There's also some good LaTeX resources (on the main site and the wiki)
Art of Problem Solving is linked to mathlinks
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SimonM wrote:Art of Problem Solving is linked to mathlinks
I noticed that after I posted. More then that, mathlinks seems to be a derivitive/spinoff of AoPS.
GMTA, eh?
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thoughtfully wrote:SimonM wrote:Art of Problem Solving is linked to mathlinks
I noticed that after I posted. More then that, mathlinks seems to be a derivitive/spinoff of AoPS.
GMTA, eh?
GMTA? And I think I should probably expand on "I concur", it is an absolutely fantastic forum, which despite much of it going over my head, is a great place to see where maths does get interesting
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SimonM wrote:thoughtfully wrote:SimonM wrote:Art of Problem Solving is linked to mathlinks
I noticed that after I posted. More then that, mathlinks seems to be a derivitive/spinoff of AoPS.
GMTA, eh?
GMTA? And I think I should probably expand on "I concur", it is an absolutely fantastic forum, which despite much of it going over my head, is a great place to see where maths does get interesting
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Re: Maths Resources (Websitelinks)
Now that this thread has been stickied, let's try to keep discussion on the topic of mathrelated websites.

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Re: Maths Resources (Websitelinks)
Just to clear things up, mathlinks is Art of Problem Solving.
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Re: Maths Resources (Websitelinks)
http://planetmath.org/
and the Springer Encyclopedia of Math, http://eom.springer.de/default.htm
are both pretty good, too.
and the Springer Encyclopedia of Math, http://eom.springer.de/default.htm
are both pretty good, too.
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Re: Maths Resources (Websitelinks)
To be completely correct, mathlinks and artofproblemsolving merged a few years ago: at first AoPS was for US and mathlinks was for Romania.
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Any time I find an integral that I can't solve using standard tricks or by referring to my CRC Mathematical Tables (24th ed), I head on over to The Integrator, also a Wolfram site.
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http://www.maths.mq.edu.au/~wchen/ln.html
College undergrad level notes in a pdf form. Rigorous enough for good coverage, but enough examples and explanations for good understanding.
College undergrad level notes in a pdf form. Rigorous enough for good coverage, but enough examples and explanations for good understanding.
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I used to go to The Integrator but these days I use QuickMath a lot more (well, I don't need it as much...). It has a lot more options, too.
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0EIS is the place to go to solve those irritating "what is the next number in this sequnce?" type puzzles.
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This isn't really of the same calibre as some of the resources posted here, but I have written up some notes for myself that I figure I might as well share in case they can be useful to someone else. They are all at http://www.mathpedia.info .
The software behind the site itself is the result of me recently learning Ruby on Rails and quickly putting together something to help me organise my LaTeX documents. It turned out to be very useful so I added some more functionality to make it more wikiesque, with users and revisions and whatnot. I'm quite happy with the result and I am still developing it so let me know what you think.
Content wise, as I mentioned, it's mostly just what I've been bothered to write, and in many places that isn't much. I would encourage anyone who feels that they can contribute and material to do so as I would love to see this become useful to more than just me.
The software behind the site itself is the result of me recently learning Ruby on Rails and quickly putting together something to help me organise my LaTeX documents. It turned out to be very useful so I added some more functionality to make it more wikiesque, with users and revisions and whatnot. I'm quite happy with the result and I am still developing it so let me know what you think.
Content wise, as I mentioned, it's mostly just what I've been bothered to write, and in many places that isn't much. I would encourage anyone who feels that they can contribute and material to do so as I would love to see this become useful to more than just me.
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Re: Mathematics Resources (Website links)
Some useful math sites I've used recently:
SOS Math  A good resource that explains the quick and easy methods for various techniques. Differential equations, linear algebra, and the such.
Paul's Online Math Notes  A teacher that has posted notes on various calculus and algebra topics. A better "learning" resource than SOS Math.
SOS Math  A good resource that explains the quick and easy methods for various techniques. Differential equations, linear algebra, and the such.
Paul's Online Math Notes  A teacher that has posted notes on various calculus and algebra topics. A better "learning" resource than SOS Math.
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Re: Mathematics Resources (Website links)
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I'm probably a little behind the times on this, but I just found out Abramowitz and Stegun's Handbook of Mathematical Functions is available for free online: http://www.math.sfu.ca/~cbm/aands/
Not the most broad of mathematical sites, but still useful.
Not the most broad of mathematical sites, but still useful.
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This guy has basically just rounded up links for several free online textbooks. Absolutely wonderful page.
http://www.geocities.com/alex_stef/mylist.html
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where on that forum would information be listed about "discrete math"? you know, the bane of every CS student?
i'm trying to find some online tutorials prior to my upcoming class. I need the refresher as I haven't looked at the stuff since undergrad...
i'm trying to find some online tutorials prior to my upcoming class. I need the refresher as I haven't looked at the stuff since undergrad...
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Re: Mathematics Resources (Website links)
Here is my collection of math documents. it's a total of around 5000 pages.
http://aiwendil.mine.nu/geodesic/math
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Re: Mathematics Resources (Website links)
Here's a really useful site for math and physics. http://www.mathpages.com/home/index.htm
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I know this thread is about web links and not books... but I didn't think it was worth an entirely new topic. Is there a really good book(s) that covers everything from complicated algebra to the really complex stuff? I don't wanna derail the thread or anything so you can pm me links to awesome books or whatnot.
Thanks!
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Re: Mathematics Resources (Website links)
Paul Roman has a set of two books that go through pretty much all of an undergraduate mathematics major. It hits basic group, ring and field theory, statistics, calculus, real and complex analysis. He does the whole thing using physics notation, too(I've used it for the sole purpose of decoding some notations that physicists use.) I don't remember its name exactly, but it's something along the lines of "Mathematics for Physicists and nonMathematicians." If I remember correctly, it does skip over some of the easy parts. In the analysis section, it skips the construction of the reals and most of differentiation, but went into a lot of depth with integration and equations. I think it was published in the late 70's. Hope that helps.
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thank you good sir! That sounds like just what I am looking for!
Hopefully I can scrounge up enough money to buy it in the next couple of weeks.
Hopefully I can scrounge up enough money to buy it in the next couple of weeks.
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Wow, the Paul Roman book is on Amazon (used) for $150+.
Any cheaper sources? Do we need to storm Dover and insist on a reprint?
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I don't know why MIT's opencourseware hasn't been linked yet but here it is:
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/index.htm
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/index.htm
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Can anyone recommend one of those websites mentioned above (or different ones entirely, if need be) to someone who  to put it delicately  is not so gifted in the mathematics department?
I am terrible at math. Really, truly, terrible. I like to think that I'm not an unintelligent person, but when it comes to math it's like my brain sees the numbers and just stops working. I speak four languages, I have a pretty decent vocabulary, I do well in school, I just fall to pieces when presented with even the most basic of math.
I do not want to be this way anymore. So, if anyone can recommend websites with drills, or tutorials, or something that would serve to make me a little less dumb, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
I am terrible at math. Really, truly, terrible. I like to think that I'm not an unintelligent person, but when it comes to math it's like my brain sees the numbers and just stops working. I speak four languages, I have a pretty decent vocabulary, I do well in school, I just fall to pieces when presented with even the most basic of math.
I do not want to be this way anymore. So, if anyone can recommend websites with drills, or tutorials, or something that would serve to make me a little less dumb, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
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I'd suggest trying out some puzzles. Soduku is the obvious one, but less overtly mathematical puzzles will still help you. I'd try to stay away from "drills" until you are more comfortable with doing math. You shouldn't force yourself through agonizing fits, if it can possibly be avoided. You need to enjoy the process, or have a psychological commitment that overcomes the difficult aspects, and that's just asking a lot from anyone.
You might also want to try other branches of math. You might have a knack for Euclidean Geometry or the study of symmetries and not realize it. You could use something like this as a way to ease youself into math gradually. Even music can have mathematical properties to delight both the aesthetic and the intellect.
Finally, the other xkcders would storm my mad scientist's lair with torches and pitcforks if I didn't suggest a little programming experimentation. I'm not suggesting anything like Project Euler, at least not for starting out. But play around with graphics or bitwise operations. You can pick up a lot of math through programming.
You might also want to try other branches of math. You might have a knack for Euclidean Geometry or the study of symmetries and not realize it. You could use something like this as a way to ease youself into math gradually. Even music can have mathematical properties to delight both the aesthetic and the intellect.
Finally, the other xkcders would storm my mad scientist's lair with torches and pitcforks if I didn't suggest a little programming experimentation. I'm not suggesting anything like Project Euler, at least not for starting out. But play around with graphics or bitwise operations. You can pick up a lot of math through programming.

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Re: Mathematics Resources (Website links)
I stumbled across here the other night: http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~rash/ (some useful online books).
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MindTheGap wrote:http://www.mathlinks.ro
Heh, look at this thread:
http://www.mathlinks.ro/viewtopic.php?t=143044
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Re: Mathematics Resources (Website links)
The MIT OpenCourseWare site has some excellent resources for math.
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/index.htm
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/index.htm
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Heh, look at this thread:
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mathurl  a LaTeX thingy
Hope it's okay to promote this here. It's mathy...
I got tired of trying to type math to peole in IM, and made http://mathurl.com/.
It basically turns a LaTeX expression into a short url like http://mathurl.com/?5hpova. (Unfortunately LaTeX doesn't contain a symbol for "girl"...)
You can also use it for embedding:
I got tired of trying to type math to peole in IM, and made http://mathurl.com/.
It basically turns a LaTeX expression into a short url like http://mathurl.com/?5hpova. (Unfortunately LaTeX doesn't contain a symbol for "girl"...)
You can also use it for embedding:
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Bookmarked! Thanks for the link. It should make my latenight IM homework conversations a little less painstaking.
EDIT: By the way, this probably could have been posted in the Math Websites sticky at the top of this forum.
EDIT: By the way, this probably could have been posted in the Math Websites sticky at the top of this forum.
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Re: mathurl  a LaTeX thingy
Also, for embedding, these fora actually have the "imath" and "math" tags now.
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[math]\zeta(s) = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^s}[/math]
\zeta(s) = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^s}
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