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Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics


Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics

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This site provides an extremely large encyclopedia-style collection of material related to mathematics at the college level and beyond. Much of the material deals with advanced topics. A large number of animated GIFs and java applets are presented as visual aids and the site has won numerous web awards. The World of Mathematics is hosted by Wolfram Research, Inc., and is offered as a free service to the mathematics community.
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Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 23, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 02, 2015
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Submitter: James Rutledge
Keywords: encyclopedia, mathworld, wolfram, reference


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Basic browser. A Java-enabled browser provides enhancements but site is fully viewable without Java. Much of the material is powered by "Live Graphics 3D" which produces images similar to those in Mathematica.
Language: English
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Avatar for Jessica Lynn
7 years ago

Jessica Lynn (Other)

Like a great interactive online textbook for math, one could easily get lost clicking from link to link. I bookmarked this page for further use. The visuals are great, the content is crisp and the information is easily accessible. This would be a great resource for teachers or for anyone looking for help with a math project.

Avatar for jason miller
12 years ago

jason miller (Student)

Although I am new to Merlot, this isn't the first time I've been on mathworld. I
have used this site before for research on a mathematics paper. Just for fun I
checked out how diverse this site is and was even more impressed with it. I will
bookmark it for future use. A good tool for instructors and students alike.
Easy to use, and well organized.

Avatar for Barbra Bied Sperling
13 years ago

Barbra Bied Sperling (Staff)

The giant of Mathematics reference tools on the net. It was such an amazingly
exhaustive catalogue of mathematics concepts, with superior illustrations, that
it was also published in print. An absolutely phenomenal contribution by one
person, comparable in scale to a mathematician's life's work.
Used in course

Avatar for Christopher Taylor
13 years ago

Christopher Taylor (Student)

The sheer volume of material here is staggering. This site certainly outlines
pretty much anything the average mathematics student could want to know. I spent
a good twenty minutes just looking around, making sure that everything I could
want to know was there. Like those hard to remember formulae from high school
geometry, for example, because who can remember those when they need
their college math classes. Anyway, this site was very dense, from a materials
stand-point, but never difficult to navigate. I would highly recommend it to
anyone without a textbook handy. It has pretty much everything you could be
looking for.

Avatar for Ben Flores
14 years ago

Ben Flores (Student)

The most outstanding math site I have ever visit, so easy to use an so much to
see, I will have to get back to it with more time, I learn that usually Physicis
use the term sphere to mean the solid ball, but mathemathicians give a total
different meaning, and that is the outer surface of a bubble.