Virtual Math Museum
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Virtual Math Museum


Virtual Math Museum

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This site provides a rich environment to visualize and explore a variety of mathematical objects and includes Java applets, Quicktime movies and pdf descriptive documents of the mathematics involved in the objects displayed.  It will reward considerable exploration but is not for the mathematically faint of heart.
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: April 09, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 14, 2009
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Submitter: James Rutledge
Keywords: ODE, chaos, mathematical art, polyhedra, conformal maps, space curves, surfaces, plane curves, fractals


  • Peer review 4.25 rating
    Peer Reviews: 4.25 rating
  • User review 4 average rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Web browser with Java 5.0
Adobe pdf reader
Apple Quicktime

Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Evan Zappel
5 years ago

Evan Zappel (Student)

I spent about a half hour browsing through the various galleries and watching the animations. This site provides you with a very clear view of what exactly shapes like A deltoid and an astroid are and how the calculations draw them out on an X ,Y axis. This site would be very useful for a geometry class. Rather than looking at a static image on the board, pulling this up on the overhead will give students a more in depth look at how exactly these shapes are formed. The site is very intuitive. If you have the skills to navigate to the page then watching the animations will be no problem for you.