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4434Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section
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This excellent site contains a large and interesting selection of material on Fibonacci Numbers and their myriad related concepts. It includes web and text references to the rich literature of Fibonacci numbers. It also features a variety of images, graphics and animations. Many of the topics include student investigations for NCTM standard type explorations. The content includes standard motivational examples and applications in nature, but also mathematical explanations and puzzle pages. The site has already won several awards.MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
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An award-winning site concerning the history of mathematics. In-depth coverage of numerous people, topics, mathematical curves, and more. Extensively cross-linked; powerful search engine. Rich and growing source of materials.Archimedes of Syracuse
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Information on the life and accomplishments of Archimedes.Galileo Galilei
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An overview of the life and accomplishments of GalileoSir Isaac Newton
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Information on the life and accomplishments of Sir Isaac NewtonThales of Miletus
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Biography of Thales of Miletus (624BC-547BC)ABACUS: MYSTERY OF THE BEAD
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This is a very nice resource for anyone interested in using an abacus. While it does not offer an interactive abacus it offers extensive information about the history of the abacus, abacus techniques, advanced abacus techniques, taking care of your abacus, and additional abacus resources.Biographies of Mathematicians
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Biographical sketches of mathematicians ordered by name of date. Also a list of female mathematicians.History of Mathematics
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History of mathematics with separate articles for subject area and cultural background.MathPages
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This site contains several hundred articles concerned with mathematics and physics. General topics include Number Theory, Combinatorics, Geometry, Algebra, Calculus & Differential Equations, Probability & Statistics, Set Theory & Foundations, Reflections on Relativity, History, and Physics. The articles under each general heading are highly varied, many are quite advanced, and there is no apparent organizational scheme. For example, under Calculus & Differential Equations there is a proof that pi is irrational, a examination of the Limit Paradox, a discussion of Ptolemy's Orbit, and an historical review of the cycloid among many other articles. Visitors can browse by topics or search by keyword. (Anyone with information on the identity of the site author please contact the MERLOT submitter.)