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Geometry Center Web at a Glance:
The web pages at the Geometry Center are broken down into several
categories. You may find the following list helpful in locating the
information that you are looking for. It parallels the titles
available on the Geometry Center Welcome Page, but explains each in
more detail, and gives a better overview of the documents in each category.
- About the Geometry Center
- These pages include Information about the people, resources, and
mission of the Geometry Center. This is where to look for people's
home pages, lists of telephone numbers, electronic mail
addresses, directions to the Center, and so on.
- Geometry Center Web Resources
- These are resources that the Geometry Center makes available to
the world-wide web community. They include the following categories:
- Current Projects
- These pages describe the main research areas at the Center and
some of the most active projects currently underway. These include
work on both scientific visualization and communication, and involve
Geomview, the Center's 3D graphics platform, and WebEQ, the Center's
MathML software for creating interactive, scientific Web pages.
- Interactive Web Applications
- These are programs that you can run over the Web using the
fill-out forms capabilities of your browser. They allow you to
investigate some interesting areas of current mathematics by
providing you with the means to manipulate the mathematical objects
directly. Most include descriptions of the underlying theory, as well
as interactive graphics. These include QuasiTiler,
Cyberview, Kali, and Orbifold Pinball.
- Interactive Java Applications
- These are Java applets developed at the Geometry Center. Unlike
the web applications these run locally on your own computer, which
makes them more interactive. But you need to have a java-compatible
browser (like Netscape 2.0). These applets allow you to
investigate some areas of current mathematical research. Among the
applets listed here are WebEQ, SaVi, and several
- Multimedia Documents
- These are hypertext documents on a variety of topics in
mathematics. They include research papers as well as papers of
a more expository nature. In particular, the geometry forum
includes articles accessible to the non-mathematician, as does the
expository papers section. The Geometry Center preprint
series is available here.
- Geometry Reference Archives
- These pages contain several hypertex-based reference works
developed at the Geometry Center, and provided as a service to the Web
community. We hope this will be a growing selection of resources. It
currently includes a collection of geometry formulas and facts,
and a graphics archive of images created at the Center. It
will soon include a topological zoo of mathematical objects
that include pictures, movies, formulas, and interactive pictures.
- Downloadable Software
- These pages list all the software available from the Geometry
Center, including Geomview, mpeg_play, Kali, and
KaleidoTile. The software can be downloaded directly from
these pages; some products have on-line documentation, tutorials and
manuals available over the web. The computational geometry
software archive is available here.
- Video Productions
- These pages describe the various videos generated at the Geometry
Center, including an excellent exposition of the recent Outside
In video. There mpeg and quicktime clips for some videos.
Ordering information is provided.
- Course Materials
- These pages house materials available from the Center for
educational use. They include classroom exercises and
laboratory materials, as well as the CHANCE database
materials for a course in probability and statistics. Work of
students from classes held at the Center also can be found here.
- MnSCU/UM Distance Learning Initiative
- In a collaboration with the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities, the Center hosts a collection of resources for first
year teachers in their residency year. Resources include official
information about the Residency program, as well as a forum for
contacting other teachers involved in the program either as
participants or mentors.
- Search the Geometry Center Web
- What's New on the Geometry Center
- These pages let you find out about what's on the Geometry Center
Web. They include a search engine and a list of changes
to the web in reverse chronological order.
- A listing of some of the most prestigous awards the Center has
- Geometry Center Events
- These pages list the ongoing activities of the Center, including
its workshops, seminars, and courses. Special
events, such as the Math Awareness Week activities also are
- Geometry Center Help Pages
- These pages are designed for people who are at the Geometry
Center, either for a short visit, or for a longer stay. These pages
include information about the Center facilities,
software and hardware available at the Center, how
to do common tasks at the Center, and information about
Minneapolis, where the Geometry Center is located. This is
where new visitors to the Center should go to find the answers to
their most basic questions.
- Access to Other Web Sites
- These pages are lists of links to other parts of the world wide
web. They include pointers to places of interest to mathematicians
and computer scientists around the world. They are designed as a
means for people at the Center to find places of interest to them on
the web, not as a general resource for the web at large, or as a
comprehensive collection of mathematical links. They include links to
search engines for the web, as well as list of selected links.
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Created: Sep 25 1995 ---
Last modified: Mon Apr 27 08:59:31 1998