# Who are you? Visitors to the IntMath site…

By Murray Bourne, 18 May 2007

Some information about users of Interactive Mathematics (based on the most recent 100,000 visitors, in May 2007):

## Top Countries

Most visitors come from the USA:

United States 72.7% Australia 7.9% Singapore 5.5% Canada 3.2% Great Britain 3.2% European Union 2.0% Indonesia 1.5% India 1.5% Hong Kong 1.1% South Africa 0.8% China 0.6%

## Search Terms

In order, the terms used by people visiting the site were (the link takes you to the Google search result for each term):

solving differential equations

Laplace Transformation

trigonometric graphs

radical form

instantaneous rate of change

difference of cubes

## When do People Visit the Site?

**Day of the Week**

It seems that Wednesday is math day - and Sunday is not:

**Time of Day**

My server is in Singapore, so these are Singapore times (0 is midnight, 12 is noon). For US times, subtract 12 hours (for New York) or 15 hours (for LA). For the east coast of Australia, add 2 hours.

The low points (15 to 16), represent 3 AM to 4 AM in the US east coast.

## Windoze or Mac?

Windows 92.3% Macintosh 4.1% Linux 0.9%

## Browser?

Microsoft IE 71.6% Firefox 21.8% Safari 2.6% Mozilla 0.7% Opera 0.6% Netscape 0.3%

So much for the claim that IE7 is taking over the world. Since IE7 was released, Firefox penetration has increased on my sites.

Anyone remember when Netscape was the winner in the browser wars?

## Who Are You?

A recent poll on the site indicated that for the 1000 who responded,

4%: A math instructor

2%: Just looking

Actually, this is probably the ratio of mathematics students to mathematics instructors worldwide (about 25 to 1).

The **current poll** says, in answer to the question "Why are you here?":

Doing homework: 29%

Doing research: 25%

## Most Popular Pages

After the home page, the most popular pages were:

Basic Algebra

Math of Beauty

Addition and Subtraction (Algebra)

Volume of Solid of Revolution

Graphs of Sine and Cosine

The Parabola

Trigonometric Graphs Intro

So there you go. That's who you are, where you come from, when you come, why you come and where you go on Interactive Mathematics.

Welcome to Interactive Mathematics and squareCirclez!

See the 5 Comments below.

4 Feb 2011 at 9:13 pm [Comment permalink]

Thanks for providing such a terrific site. I'm a semi-retired Professor of Public Health. I do (and have taught) epidemiology and basic inferential statistics. However, my hobby is electronics. I've begun in my retirement to revisit basic issues of circuit design and am trying to understand the mathematics--not being trained as an engineer. I found your site through the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Handbook.

Thank you. It's been just what I needed to brush up.

Jim H.

4 Feb 2011 at 9:47 pm [Comment permalink]

Hi Jim. Thanks for the feedback and I'm glad you found IntMath.com useful.

It's interesting the number of retired visitors here, rediscovering math when they have some time to do so. Good on you!

2 Aug 2012 at 10:55 pm [Comment permalink]

Looking forward to this. Didn't do too well at school in math. Partially to do with bieng Deaf I expect. Finally an opportunity to find out what its all about!

2 Aug 2012 at 10:59 pm [Comment permalink]

Looking forward to this. Didn’t do too well at school in math. Partially to do with bieng Deaf I expect. Finally an opportunity to find out what its all about!

3 Aug 2012 at 10:05 am [Comment permalink]

Welcome to IntMath, David! I hope you find it useful.