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MAA Math Alert - July 2009

News and Views

Will we see you at MathFest 2009?
There is still time to register for MathFest 2009. Don't miss out on this summer's biggest math event! Visit the MathFest wiki to view the MathFest 2009 Program, abstract book and local Portland, OR information.

MathFest Preview Podcast
Listen to Stanford Professor Ravi Vakil discuss his MathFest talks, collectively titled "Classical structure in modern geometry, or modern structure in classical geometry." Listen Now

Robert Lang Sheds Light on the Math That Underlies Origami
Robert Lang's recent Distinguished Lecture, "From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes," discussed the mathematics behind the ancient art of origami and some of its practical applications. Read More

An Interview with James Stewart
The best-selling calculus textbook author gives us a look at his stunning "Integral House" and discusses his career as an author and his passion for music. Read More

Featured Articles

Launchings by David Bressoud - MAA to Probe Calculus I
David Bressoud discusses the launch of a five-year study by the MAA:Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus. Read More

Keith Devlin Offers Math Insights into Dimpled Golf Balls, Honeycombs, and More
Keith Devlin provided mathematical explanations for a few of life's mysteries in his recent lecture at the MAA Carriage House. Read More

MAA Advocacy Leads to More Funding for Undergraduate Mathematics
Earlier this year, the MAA launched an advocacy effort to increase the federal investment in programs to advance undergraduate mathematics education, including programs administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read More

New From the MAA

Elementary Cryptanalysis, 2nd Edition by Abraham Sinkov, updated by Todd Feil

Sphere Packing, Lewis Carroll and Reversi by Martin Gardner

A Guide to Real Variables by Steven G. Krantz

The Moore Method: A Pathway to Learner-Centered Instruction Charles A. Coppin, Ted Mahavier, E. Lee May, and Edgar Parker, Editors

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Publishing Date: 
July, 2009