Internet Resources. for Mathematics.

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Internet Resources for Mathematics


In the following pages you will find details of some of the most useful Internet resources in mathematics. The list is by no means intended to be exhaustive, but it should give you a flavour of what is available on the Internet.

Internet Mathematician

This booklet is brought to you by EEVL: the Internet guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing:

The Internet Mathematician is a free “teach yourself” tutorial on the web, teaching Internet information skills for mathematics. The tutorial aims to help users learn how to use the Internet to help with coursework, literature searching, teaching or research. The Internet Mathematician is one of a set of tutorials within the JISC funded Resource Discovery Network’s (RDN) Virtual Training Suite. EEVL’s mission is to provide access to quality networked engineering, mathematics and computing resources, and be the national focal point for online access to information in these subjects. EEVL achieves this through its website, where not only is there a searchable and browsable directory of over 9,000 of the best Internet resources, but also several other useful services. These include: ■ Web tutorials which are designed to teach Internet information skills to the higher and further education communities in the UK; ■ Bibliographic databases; ■ Full text search engines for the subjects covered by EEVL; ■ Hot links to news feeds, current awareness services, and teaching and learning resources.

CONTENTS Learning and Teaching Reference Material Journals Research Societies and Institutions Subject Gateways Mathematical Software


All the sites included in this booklet, and in EEVL’s larger directory, have been selected by subject experts. All resources in EEVL are independently reviewed and are not sponsored links. index.htm

LTSN Maths, Stats and OR Network shtml The Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) for mathematics, statistics and operational research aims to promote high standards in the learning and teaching of Maths, Stats & or by encouraging knowledge exchange, innovation and enterprise, leading to an enhancement of the learning experience for students. The centre publishes the MSOR Connections newsletter quarterly as well as leaflets and booklets to assist learning and teaching, runs events such as workshops, and maintains a calendar of events in its subject area related to learning and teaching.

Use this booklet as an introduction to some of the key resources in mathematics. For a more detailed guide to engineering, mathematics and computing information on the Internet, use EEVL. Sites included in EEVL are guaranteed to contain a substantial amount of highquality information. For other subjects, try the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) Some of the web addresses of the sites listed in this booklet are quite long. Instead of typing them in to your browser, you can link directly to them from the EEVL site: Just search for their titles, and click on the links.

Newsgroups and Mailing Lists Other Interesting Sites

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Math Forum

World Lecture Hall – Mathematics

Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics (MathWorld) browse/index.cfm The Math Forum provides resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that support learning and teaching via its online community. Resources include Ask Dr Math, the mathematics digital library MathDL, the Journal of Online Mathematics (JOMA), and problems of the week.

The World Lecture Hall, based at the University of Texas, contains links to university-level online course materials worldwide.

MathWorld, sponsored by Wolfram Research, Inc., is an interactive mathematics encyclopaedia intended for students, educators, maths enthusiasts, and researchers. There are over 10,000 crossreferenced entries, including figures, animated graphics and Java applets.

MERLOT Mathematics

The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive discipline=Mathematics

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MERLOT is a free resource for faculty and students of higher education. It provides links to online learning materials along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.

An extensive reference work of biographies of more than 1300 mathematicians, articles on various mathematical topics, over 60 curves with history and properties, anniversaries such as birthdays, a birthplace map, history of mathematical societies, medals and honours, and posters.

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Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols and Abbreviations http://www3.interscience.wiley. com/stasa/ Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols and Abbreviations, is produced by Wiley InterScience, and can be searched and browsed. It also includes a substantial reference tables section.

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Many e-journals are included in the Mathematics section of the EEVL Catalogue: mathematics/ catalogue.htm Some require a subscription, or allow you to buy articles online. Freely available e-journals and magazines listed include:

The Electronic Library of Mathematics - Mathematical Journals journals/index.html This is a collection of free electronic journals from around Europe. There are currently over 50 journals, and a list of the journals that will be added in the future.


MSOR Connections letter/newsindex.shtml The free newsletter from the LTSN Maths, Stats and OR Network is available from their website in pdf format. The newsletter features reviews and articles concerning mathematics learning and teaching in the United Kingdom.

Geometry & Topology Publications

Project Euclid gt/gtp.html

Project Euclid is a partnership of independent publishers of mathematics and statistics journals that aims to assist the publication of electronic versions of their journals for the web, specifically low-cost independent and society journals. The partners in this project are Cornell University Library, Duke University Press and SPARC.

Based in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick, GTP publish free electronic copies of Geometry & Topology, Geometry & Topology Monographs, and Algebraic & Geometric Topology. Low-cost printed copies are also available.

For information about the JISC subscriptionbased collection of electronic resources, such as ISI Web of Science, ZETOC and Zentralblatt MATH, see the JISC Resource Guide resourceguides

Front for the Mathematics ArXiv Provide by UC Davis, this automatically retrieves the abstracts of new and revised articles in the Mathematics arXiv from Los Alamos and then offers them for searching and browsing. Fronts for other mathematical subject areas are also provided here. Mathematics Didactics Database A bimonthly reference tool in mathematics education and computer science education from pre-school level to teacher training and adult education, with articles in English, French and German. The Mathematics Preprint Search System MPRESS is a metadata repository that enables access to the full text of preprints in mathematics.

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Mathematics Preprint Server math/Preprint This is a web archive for research articles in the field of mathematics. Authors can add or withdraw preprints and they can be commented on via a discussion forum or reviewed or ranked by users. MathematicsWeb This is an integrated search of journal articles and preprints, searching full-text articles from over 55 journals in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. Full-text papers are available via the ScienceDirect subscription service. MathSciNet Offering world-wide access via multiple mirror sites, MathSciNet covers the world’s mathematical literature and has done so since 1940. Its coverage includes approximately 1700 current serials and journals and is provided by the American Mathematical Society.

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Many mathematical societies and institutions are included in the Mathematics section of the EEVL Catalogue: mathematics/catalogue. htm Many of these sites contain a great deal of useful information. The following is merely a selection of a few of the largest associations.

American Mathematical Society Edinburgh Mathematical Society Founded in 1883 this is the principal mathematical society for the university community in Scotland. European Mathematical Society EMIS/

London Mathematical Society Founded in 1865 this is the major British learned society for mathematics. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics List of UK Mathematics Departments, Centres and Institutes maths.html

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Publishers of the Mathematics Today newsletter. International Centre for Mathematical Sciences ICMS looks at the relevance of mathematics to other sciences, industry and commerce and promotes international collaboration and the development of new directions in mathematics.

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Gateway directs users to useful web resources. They can be very specific, or cover a wide range of subject areas.

EEVL: Mathematics

Math Archives

EEVL’s Mathematics section contains links to over 1000 hand-picked quality mathematics resources, including: e-journals, databases, training materials, professional societies, university and college departments, research projects, bibliographic databases, software, information services and recruitment agencies.

The Math Archives provides access to mathematics resources available on the Internet, with an emphasis on teaching. The resources cover calculus, competitions and contests, teaching materials and related links.

European Mathematical Information Service (EMIS) EMIS/ EMIS is the information service provided by the European Mathematical Society. It provides access to the Zentralblatt MATH and MathDI databases and through its electronic library it provides monographs, lecture notes, fulltext journals and proceedings. A calendar of events, news, membership information and project information is also provided.

Mathematics WWW Virtual Library A free service for the online mathematics community. Resources are categorised by subject and include TeX resources, electronic journals, high school servers, online books, preprints, software and newsgroups.

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The Guide to Available Mathematical Software MathGuide is an Internet subject gateway for mathematics. The resources are catalogued using the MSC2000 classification scheme. GAMS is a repository of reusable computer software components for use in mathematical modelling and statistical analysis.

Math-Net Math-Net is an information and communication system for mathematics. It provides services such as the standard mathematics secondary homepage, mathematical links and a list of mathematical journals.

Mathematics Courseware Database

UK Mirror Service subject/maths/ The UK Mirror Service provides a collection of over 150 mirrors of FTP and Web sites of interest to academia. The mathematics section includes resources for MATLAB, Mathematica, Maple, LAPACK and access to the Math Archives. Gives access to information on around 400 items of mathematical courseware of potential interest to those concerned with mathematics teaching and learning, with links to reviews and suppliers. It is maintained by LTSN Maths, Stats and OR Network. Netlib Netlib is a collection of freely available software, documents, and databases in mathematics. Services include a conferences database, Numerical Analysis Net (NA-Net), NA-Digest, Performance Database Server and the Top500 Supercomputer Sites.

EEVL, the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing

EEVL, the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing



JISCmail Maths and Statistics

Euro-Math-Job /Maths_and_Statistics.html Euro-Math-Job.html

A list of all the publicly available email discussion lists in mathematics and statistics that are provided through JISCmail.

This is a web page of links to job pages around Europe set up and maintained by the various member societies of the European Mathematical Society. There are also links to jobs pages of other prominent mathematical societies from around the world.

Mathematics WWW Virtual Library: maths newsgroups ewsgroups.html cgi-bin/wcms/

Covers research, science, academic, teaching and management jobs and studentships in the public and private sector.

EEVL, the Internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing hefc/ Includes the Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Scotland and Wales


An email discussion list for everyone interested in mathematics on the World Wide Web.

Joint Funding Councils of the UK

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We hope you have found this booklet helpful for locating some of the most useful Internet resources in mathematics. Copies of this booklet are available at EEVL’s Web site, at: For other leaflets or posters, for information about workshops, or for more information about EEVL, contact: EEVL Heriot Watt University Library Edinburgh EH14 4AS e-mail: [email protected] phone: 0131 451 3576 fax: 0131 451 3164 EEVL is a UK-based not-for-profit free guide. It is a collaborative service run and hosted by Heriot-Watt University, who also produce the Engineering section in partnership with Cranfield University (Aerospace & Defence section of Engineering), the University of Birmingham (MathGate) and the University of Ulster (Computing). Technical input for the Service is provided by the Institute for Computer Based Learning (ICBL). The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, The Nottingham Trent University, the University of Sheffield, LTSN Maths, Stats and OR Network also contribute to the service. EEVL is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) through the Resource Discovery Network (RDN). For more information on JISC resources in mathematics consult the Resource Guide for Engineering, Mathematics and Computing:

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