Knot A Braid of Links: Past Links

The link for the week of:

December 22-28, 1996
The Hypatia Electronic Library

An exciting view of the possibilities for changing the paradigm of information access. Combining mirroring and search tools with intelligent organization results in fast direct access.

December 15-21, 1996
Ken White's Coin Flipping Page

Probability in action - watch the coins flip and see the results for your flips and lots of previous tries.

December 8-14, 1996
Euclid's Elements

The ultimate version of a classic - Euclidean geometry, always beautiful, enhanced with Java applets that allow varying the diagrams illustrating the theorems. Instructive and tremendous fun.

December 1-7, 1996
Favorite mathematical constants

All your favourites from 0 to Pi. Interesting articles with lots of links.

November 24-30, 1996
Fourteen proofs of Euler's formula: V-E+F=2

One of many valuable and entertaining pages in the Geometry Junkyard a delightful compendium of computational and recreational geometry.

November 17-23, 1996
Bamdad's Math Comics

Something light this week - just what the title says, some you have probably seen, some are not so well known.

November 10-16, 1996
The beauty of chaos

A database of 500 pretty shots on the Mandelbrot set with very easy navigation into the depths...

November 3-9, 1996
Interactive Real Analysis

An interactive on-line text book for a Real Analysis course by Bert G. Wachsmuth - not complete yet, but has java applets and nicely linked content.

October 27-November 2, 1996
A brief history of algebra and computing

Jonathan Bowen's admittedly eclectic early example of a nicely hyperlinked discussion of a mathematical subject. A longer version also available.

October 20-26, 1996
Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles

Lots of fun problems and solutions - many pages with Java applets.

October 13-19, 1996
MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

Over 1100 biographies with graphical birthplace maps and chronological charts, plus a famous curves page with some instructive Java applets.

October 6-12, 1996
Symbolic Sculpture and Mathematics

A beautiful display of sculptures by John Robinson with mathematical inspiration, and a discussion of some of the associated mathematics by Ronald Brown.

September 29-October 5, 1996
Ask Dr. Math

Over 4800 questions answered! Mostly K-12, but a wide range of more advanced topics have been considered.

September 22-28, 1996
John Conway's Game of Life

An interactive version of the famous cellular automaton game, with several well-known configurations pre-loaded.

September 15-21, 1996
New Largest Prime

Found on September 3, 1996 by a Cray. Fishing for more...

September 8-14, 1996
Strange Attractor Search

A nice Java application, and part of Sprott's Fractal Gallery

September 1-7, 1996
Canada's Schoolnet - Math Department

Back to school with a Web site for school kids and others...

August 18-31, 1996
The Erdos Number Project

A fascinating study, and for some entertainment in a related way, check out the The Oracle of Bacon.

August 4-17, 1996
Java gallery of interactive geometry

Some amusing and instructive applets (even Tetris) - more great work from the Geometry Center, catch it before it folds!

July 21 - August 3, 1996
Vie fractale

Labyrinthe d'images et texte qui vaut la visite.

July 7 - 20, 1996
Calculating Machines

Lots of pictures and information on calculating machines from the abacus to the Curta. Who needs electronics!

June 23-July 6, 1996
Math Symbols on the Web

A prototype of a mathematical symbol rendering system via an `Internet mediator' service.

June 16-22, 1996
Erdos for kids

A new place to look for stimulating information on interesting problems worth thinking about.

June 9-15, 1996
Virtual Polyhedra Museum

A collection of over 700 virtual reality polyhedra with mathematical background and exercises.

June 2-8, 1996
Eric's Treasure Trove of Mathematics

Lot's of definitions and information, some of it with graphics. Eric has treasure troves on other science subjects as well.

May 26-June 1, 1996
Alice meets the 4'th dimension

Several animated GIF graphics showing how a 4-dimensional cube intersects our 3-dimensional subspace, and a reason to grab a VRML viewer.

May 19-25, 1996
Project Fermat

Some beautiful surfaces and animations built from Fermat equations. Check out the CICA Home page at for more fun.

May 12-18, 1996
The Spanky Fractal Database

Lots of fractal images and pointers to information on fractals all over the net.

May 5-11, 1996
The Primordial Soup Kitchen

A gallery of striking displays of states of cellular automata with recipes for their construction and related information, plus links to related sites.

April 27-May 4, 1996
A Visual Dictionary of Special Plane Curves

A growing list of plane curves treated with history, generation methods, graphics and Mathematica animation available.

April 21-26, 1996
The Gallery of Interactive Geometry

The title is apt - beautiful graphics that you can generate yourself interactively with nice geometric content and explanations. Worth more than one visit.

April 14-20, 1996
The Organic Mathematics Project

An exciting implementation of new concepts for providing mathematical information over the net. The proceedings of a conference includes articles with `math-activated' links to interactive and animated graphics.

April 7-13, 1996
Biographies of Women Mathematicians

A page with an impressive (and growing) list of biographies - with pictures, dates and links to information on the work of those profiled.

March 31 - April 6, 1996

Pictures from an exhibition of images created with mathematical principles and ideas. The exhibition was held December 9, 1995 to January 24, 1996 at Simon Fraser University in honour of the 50'th Anniversary Canadian Math Society Meeting.

March 24 - 30, 1996
The Topology Atlas

"A multipurpose center for electronic distribution of information related to topology
an attempt to create a global village in topology"

March 17 - 23, 1996
Le journal de maths des élèves
de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Des articles interessants avec des images visuelles remarquables.
Fascinating articles and high-quality visuals - worth a visit even for non-French speakers.

March 10 - 16, 1996
The Mathematical Quotation Server

Many interesting and entertaining quotations, organized by author with searching and random selection available.

March 3-9, 1996
The most colourful math of all

A first educational page, all of MegaMath is worth a look.

February 25-March 2, 1996
Frequently Asked Questions in Mathematics

A FAQ list with articles on subjects ranging from the elementary to the Four Colour Theorem and the Axiom of Choice - from the University of Waterloo.

February 18-24, 1996
The Prime Page

A great variety of information about prime numbers, some of it quite elementary, and some interesting links to other information on primes, mathematical software and even history.

February 11-17, 1996
Mandelbrot and Julia Set Explorer

Many fractal images can be found here, and you can create your own interactively. There is also a non-mathematical introduction to the Mandelbrot and Julia sets.

February 4-10, 1996
The KnotPlot Site

A beautiful demonstration of mathematical visualization. here you will find an impressive collection of knots and links viewed from a mathematical perspective. The site is the work of Robert Scharein of UBC. The Knot a Braid of Links page has taken inspiration from these images and chosen his site as the first in the braid.

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