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*[[Mobius Strip]], a page originally from 2009
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::[[User:Htasoff|Htasoff]] 18:47, 11 July 2011 (UTC) pretty much ready, some final comments are good.
::[[User:Htasoff|Htasoff]] 18:47, 11 July 2011 (UTC) pretty much ready, some final comments are good.
::<font color=slateblue>[[User:Rebecca|Rebecca]] 01:36, 12 July 2011 (UTC) I left some comments on the discussion page, but overall I think it looks great. </font color>
*[[Topology Glossary]]
*[[Topology Glossary]]

Revision as of 20:36, 11 July 2011


For public-type help questions, see Help. For Swat-specific ones, see Swarthmore summer research orientation.

Remember to keep your projects sections short and up to date; only the last week of status changes should be mentioned. Smaurer1

Group Discussion Questions


  • Things that are listed as Helper Pages but use the Image Page template
We need to decide whether these pages should be on the Helper Page template, the Image Page template, or both:
(List complied by Kate, June 16)

Older questions:

  • Harrison's question about text being cut off on Cross-cap:
  • Htasoff 14:16, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
    • The text in MME on the Cross-cap page is getting truncated when viewed through edit with form, but still appears on the page.
Kate 00:49, 14 June 2011 (UTC): When I've encountered this problem previously, it's been because a set of double curly brackets wasn't closed.
  • Harrison's question about creating a list of not-yet-existent Helper Pages:

Harrison, 5/26/11:

  • We need a list of empty pages: Penrose Tiles is only linked to one, now two, pages. Empty pages like this could well fade into obscurity.
Kate 17:09, 7 June 2011 (UTC): Such a list has been created. See here.
  • Spam conversation:

Let's talk about what to do this afternoon. Gene 15:19, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
This problem has continued over the weekend. Someone spammed the talk page for Fun Topology with comments about buying Cialis and stuff. They also posted a lot more movie download pages under the Cadedesi username. I'm going to go through and delete again.
The spam comments on Fun Topology were coming from this computer's IP address.
Kate 14:34, 6 June 2011 (UTC): Haven't seen any more spam activity for a few days. I assume some computer people have handled the issue? I'm going to hide this conversation so that it's not taking up space on S11.
  • Citations/footnotes conversation:
I spent a really long time wandering around MediaWiki and Wikipedia this morning trying to figure out how to do footnotes/citations the way I wanted to - now that I know how, should I add instructions to one of the many help mages on Math Images? If so, which page? (Kate, 5/17)
Answer: put it here at Wiki Tricks (XD, 5/17)
Smaurer1 19:43, 17 May 2011 (UTC) Well, it's not clear that webarticles should have footnotes, although Wikipedia does. In text references may be better. This is surely something we should discuss as a group, and find out what last year's group decided, if they did. If there are footnotes, there has got to be a way to get back seamlessly to where you were before you jumped to the footnote.
Also, as for citations, we should be uniform in their format.
Finally, you can use 4 tildes to put your username and time stamp on your comments, and 3 tildes for just your username.
Well, I wasn't doing comment-y type footnotes, I just wanted specific sentences to link to items in my References section. I think that format is better than full intext-citations, because it brings you to the source if that's what you're interested in, but it takes up less space if you're not. The references template we have comes equipped with little links to jump you back up, too- if you look at the Quipu page, you can see that it lists each of the sections that reference is linked from, and those links bring you to the reference in that section. All in all, I think it's a clear and intuitive way to do references for both the writer and the reader (although, like most things, it doesn't play well with our hidden sections), and I'm going to go ahead and put the instructions up in WikiTricks. -Kate

  • Invisible Comments conversation:

One of you asked "How do you put invisible comments in the source code?"

Answer: Same way you do in html, like this :<!-- hidden stuff --> :
However, if you want to make comments about an article for its author, the comments are more likely to be seen if you either
  • put it in the discussion page, or
  • if it is important to put it right by the material commented on, put it in the article in color with your username and time stamp included.
Hidden comments in the source code are likely to be overlooked, except perhaps if they are written by the author him/herself, as a note for further development.

Current Individual Projects

Steve M (aka Prof Maurer)'s Role

My role is 2-fold:

  1. Come see me to sound me out (if you wish) on the mathematical appropriateness of an idea for a page, or for possible references.
  2. Once you have a reasonable amount written, and want feedback on the quality and correctness of the mathematical exposition, ask me to look it over and then we will have a conference. (Abram and the oldies are as good as I am at discussion general organization and clarity issues.)
We have agreed to put a record on this S11 page of what we are doing and what help we want from others, but in addition tell me in person or by email if you want to conference with me.

Harrison's Projects

--Alimurreza 02:47, 6 July 2011 (UTC)Please, check this out here @ (Reza's work). It is done.
Htasoff 18:47, 11 July 2011 (UTC) pretty much ready, some final comments are good.
Rebecca 01:36, 12 July 2011 (UTC) I left some comments on the discussion page, but overall I think it looks great.
Htasoff 18:47, 11 July 2011 (UTC) adding some basic info. Will need to be developed by future writers.
AnnaP 7/7 I've responded to your comments again
Htasoff 18:47, 11 July 2011 (UTC) Done with page, trying to get it up.
Htasoff 18:47, 11 July 2011 (UTC) pretty much ready, some final comments are good.
Htasoff 18:47, 11 July 2011 (UTC) Steve thinks that proofs would be good. Will need to be developed by future writers. Other than that, pretty much ready.
Completed & approved.
Since you have an open question on your discussion page (asking how to make your helper page link to the pages that link it) I have removed it from the "ready for final review" page. 7/7 AnnaP
Htasoff 18:47, 11 July 2011 (UTC) pretty much ready, need help with helper page template.

Richard's Projects

  • This page is the one that everyone should follow for feedback!
  • Starting to address the comments on the discussion page one by one. Richard 7/7
  • Rebecca 00:30, 8 July 2011 (UTC) I reread the page, and I think it is looking much improved! I love the addition of the demonstration and the new pictures. I do agree with Abram's most recent comment about mentioning that we're dealing with an acute angle in this page.

APPLET INFO:Alimurreza 02:53, 6 July 2011 (UTC)I am working on your applet. Check this out here @(Reza's work).

What i want mine to look like, but http://www.mccsc.edu/~aterwill/ambiguouscaseapplet/Ambiguous_Case_applet.html doesn't show the completed triangles.

I like how this one shows the completed triangles


  • Put up for second final review! Score!Richard 7/11

Completed Pages

Other ideas:
  • inscribed angles?
  • Normal Distribution?
  • Birthday Paradox?

Dayo's Projects

Current projects

xd 7/6 how is this related to the Compass & Straightedge page?
Rebecca 01:07, 9 July 2011 (UTC) I left comments on the discussion page.
  • Torus edits, additions concerning the Torus in construction and architecture
Kate 17:41, 6 July 2011 (UTC): Hey Dayo, I was doing some commenting this morning, and I was wondering which parts of this page you'd worked on, so I could give you feedback?
  • Teaching Materials(6/30): growing up with science: projects could be the sort of activities we're looking for. I used these with a class, and think people should look at them.

Future Projects:

  • Domes:conic sections, arches, parabolas
  • Catenary: More real world examples: namely bridges
  • Bridge of Peace: The equation(s) used to generate the surface, possibly words from the architect, very new, may be hard to get concrete technical information
  • Kurilpa Bridge: Everyone have a look at the image and tell me what kind of actual subjects you could find in it, namely in the cables and tubes.

on hold:

Diana's Projects


I've put up comments. There are a few places that could use some work. AnnaP 7/10
I have posted a few minor comments. This page is in very good shape. AnnaP 7/10

Ideas for later projects

  • Chirikov-Taylor Maps
    • This seems like a natural extension of the Markus-Lyapunov Fractals page, but maybe the math involved in the two is too similar?
  • This aspect of pendular motion:
    • [Pendulums]
    • I'm not sure how or whether to use this -- does a moving image count as a "math image"? -- But it's incredible, and I'd love to explore it.
  • Kuen Surface
    • It's just really cool.

Kate's Projects

Kate 19:02, 11 July 2011 (UTC): Made small changes based on feedback from Anna. I'm planning to come back and add information about Taylor polynomials for functions in multiple variables in the fall, when I can get my notes from Math 35 out of storage.
Made changes based on feedback from Anna. Would really appreciate comments on the example given in the "More on dummy variables" section.
Kate 23:08, 6 July 2011 (UTC): I'd like people to look over this page. I'm still planning on getting an applet done at some point.
Kate 17:31, 11 July 2011 (UTC): Changed things in response to Chris' comments.
Kate 21:04, 7 July 2011 (UTC): Have started drawing up the images for the proof. 39/81 images complete. Please hold back on feedback until I get these pictures done.
You wanted rollover images on this page, right? I've figured out the Java code necessary to put them in, could you please check my user page to confirm if it is what you wanted? Also feel free to email me any images you need to be made into an applet like it. Rguo
This is exactly what I want! I'm gonna need about 40 of these done in a week or two from now - might be easier if you taught me how to do it, I don't want to make you do all of that tedious stuff for me. -Kate 20:47, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Here's the Java file you'll need to place into a Java Class Library project -- make sure it's in the default package. I went back to add comments to point where you'll need to change the link/image URLs and how to get the files you'll need to upload to the Wiki. The only downside is that I'm fairly certain you're going need to change the class/project name for each version of a rollover you'll want. Rguo
  • Finished pages:
Put up as ready for the public 6/30 AnnaP
Kate 18:11, 30 June 2011 (UTC): Changed the the things that were bolded.

Leah's Projects

sigh, sadly still in the works. WIP

working on Anna's comments hoping to post up for final review again by tomorrow.

re-post it for final review 7/11

working on Kate's comments and adding problems.


Requests to S10 Students

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Pages Ready for Final Review

Feedback Requests

Sample discussion page

Math Tools Requests This page is a place where students whose primary focus is writing pages can post requests for applets, animations, and new images that they'd like to see the computer science students create.

Page Building Help

Wiki Tricks

From a Bunch of Old Timers

List of summer 2010 pages



Existing Pages Needing Work

Site programming questions

Current Group Projects