Math teacher’s solar vision

10 December 2014

Solar powered steam engine, 1878
There were solar powered engines long before oil-based ones. Here’s a story about French mathematics teacher Augustin Mouchot, who invented one.

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Comparison of math Web publishing options

1 December 2014

Comparison of MathJax, ASCIIMathML, KaTeX and other math publishing solutions
Publishing math on the Web can be a challenge. Here’s a comparison of MathJax, ASCIIMathML, KaTeX and other math publishing solutions.

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GeoGebra now with 3D graphs

28 November 2014

3D graph using GeoGebra
GeoGebra’s latest version offers 3D graphs and output that can be viewed on tablet devices. Here’s a quick overview.

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Math in cross-wind landing vectors applet

27 November 2014

Here's some math behind the cross wind landing app in the vectors chapter
Here we look at some of the math behind the cross wind landing applet in the section on adding 2D vectors.

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Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

17 October 2014

Hans Rosling discusses income inequality
In this video, Hans Rosling and his son discuss some of the misconceptions regarding income distribution, and population and health trends.

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How to code JSXGraph axes, ticks and grids

13 October 2014

How to code JSXGraph axes, ticks and grids
Trying to code JSXGraph so the axes and grid lines work can be a battle. This article points to a summary with examples of how to do it.

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Music and math: The genius of Beethoven

3 October 2014

Did Beethoven use math to create music when he was going deaf?
Did Beethoven use math to create music when he was going deaf?

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KaTeX with ASCIIMathML input and MathJax fallback

19 September 2014

KaTEX ASCIIMathML and MathJax
KaTeX can handle ASCIIMathML input, and fall back to MathJax when KaTeX gives up with this approach.

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KaTeX - a new way to display math on the Web

17 September 2014

KaTEX math rendering system
KaTeX is a new method for publishing LaTeX-based math on the Web. It’s faster than MathJax, but not as robust (yet).

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Carnival of Mathematics 114

11 September 2014

Carnival of Mathematics #114
The Carnival of Mathematics is a collection of recent math blog articles covering visual math, various rants and some math history, by various authors.

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