you go to get more applications? The World Wide Web is a source
of information in many areas. Listed below are a few of the links
that you can use as a starting point for improving your technical
mathematics course. The links are grouped in the categories of applications,
aerospace, and construction.
Teachers of technical mathematics courses are always looking for
good examples that show how mathematics is used.
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
This table at BCIT
applications page has links to examples of how various areas
of mathematics are applied to various areas of technology. The examples
have been created by members of the BCIT mathematics department.
More examples are added each year so return to this site often.
The areas of mathematics across the top of the table are: 1. Algebra
& Geometry, 2. Linear Algebra & Matrices, 3. Trigonometry
& Vectors, 4. Logs & Exponents, 5. Differential Calculus,
6. Integral Calculus, 7. Differential Equations, 8. Statistics &
Qualality Control, and 9. Numerical Methods.
The areas of technology, listed in alphabetical order, are: 1. Biomedical
Engineering, 2. Biotechnology, 3. Building Technology, 4. Chemical
Science, 5. Civil & Structural, 6. Computer Systems, 7. Electronics,
8. Environmental Health, 9. Forestry, Wildlife, 10. Graphics &
CAD, 11. Mechanical Engineering, 12. Mining Technology, 13. Nuclear
Medicine, 14. Occupational Health, 15. Petroleum Technology, 16.
Prosthetics, 17. Robotics, 18. Geomatics, and 19. Wood Products.
AMATYC's Real World Applications
The AMATYC web page has links to many online resources. Among them
is this link to Real
World Applications which has links to 16 web pages.
The MathWorks Project
Project has developed a resource and guide that can be used
to create an interdisciplinary course or club in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics. Even if you do not want to create
a course, student will find the applications interesting.
Free Online Graphing Calculator
A free simple graphing online calculator is available at free
online graphing calculator.
Graphing Calculator Program (not free)
A much more comprehensive graphing calculator program for your Windows
or Macintosh computer, that is not free, is available from graphing
calculator. This program graphs functions in two, three, and
four dimensions, in explicit, implicit, or parametric formats. It
will also graph inequalities, contour plots, density plots and vector
fields. You may use rectangular, polar, cylindrical, or spherical
coordinates. The program can be used to solve equations numerically,
graphically, or symbolically as well as create mathematical movies
and web pages.
Information about Casio calculators can be found at Casio.
For example, by clicking on "Support" you can get the
latest software designed to augment Casio products as well as technical
support or replacement manuals. Clicking on "Education"
leads to other items such as programs you can download for your
Casio Calculator to solve a variety of mathematical and statistical
calculators web page is used to connect to the specific web
page for your model of HP calculator. Among the things you will
find at these web pages you will find how to solve a problem with
your calculator and software & drivers updates.
To obtain information about TI calculators go to TI
Cares. From this initial page you can go to pages that have
programs and software updates for your model of TI calculator.
The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)
is the only organization exclusively devoted to providing a national
forum for the improvement of the instruction of the mathematics
in the first two years of college. Its Online
Resources page has links to many other web pages on mathematics
Mathematics Careers Bulletin Board is an interactive service
that informs students about nonacademic career choices in the mathematical
Careers in Mathematics
The Association for Women in Mathematics has a short phamphlet,
in Mathematics, that is available on-line. The organization
has another publication, Careers
That Count, that discusses mathematics career opportunities
and "gives you the opportunity to meet some real mathematicians
and to read about the work they do."
Careers in Applied Mathematics
This booklet can be read by going to Applied
Biographies materials can help is by providing you with real-life
career success stories to inspire and enlighten your students. You
can show your students careers through the eyes of real people in
nearly every walk of life. The 75 biographies for mathematics range
from from Assistant Chief Flight Instructor to Transportation Planner.
NASA and AMATYC
These two publications, Mathematics
Explorations I & II were developed through a joint effort
of NASA and AMATYC and a desire to create exciting mathematics classroom
materials based on NASA space activities.
The main NASA
home page allows you to explore many on-line resources.
Buildings Online has a searchable database or photos, history
and statistics of some of the world's most famous buildings like
the Chrysler Building and the Eiffel Tower. Drawings and 3-D models
of many of the building are available for free and can be viewed
Information about bridge project, past, present, and future can
be found at Great