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2: A Mathematical Toolkit
This is the National Institute of Science and Technology‚s home
page. It includes links to the web clock calibrated by NIST,
SI units, and fundamental physical constants. Visit this site
and discover what research is currently being done at NIST.
Visit this online algorithm that will convert among various
mathematical units. Convert 2.54 meters into various units.
This page features an online tutorial quiz on significant figures.
Visit this site and take the quiz.
This Java Applet works like an online graphic calculator. Visit
this site and graph some functions.
Velocity, and Acceleration
Here is an online activity about time estimation. Visit this
site and use what you have learned in the Chapter 2 Problem
Solving Strategy to estimate time.
It Works: Calculating Machines
From da Vinci's adding machine to the personal computer, this
is a full history of calculating machines. In what year was
the calculator invented? How did it compare in size to today's
Slide Rule Page
This site contains a comprehensive history of the slide rule.
Visit this page and explain to a friend what a slide rule is
and how it is used.
Abacus This site shows an explanation and history of the abacus,
an ancient mathematical tool. Where is the abacus used today?