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Climate Change Resources Sites

 

A Mathematical Tour of the Electromagnetic Force is a work in progress surveying the mathematical basis of the electromagnetic force from classical physics to quantum field theory.

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

John Baez is a mathematical physicist at the University of California, Riverside. His site hosts quantum gravity and n-category topics as well as many other interesting ideas.

 

Biographies of Great Scientist

 

Classic Chemistry papers.

  Notes from the Classical Mechanics text by McCauley in the Physics 505 course at University of Washington, Autumn 2003.
 

On Line Periodic Table at Los Alamos National Laboratory is the winner of the 2001 Sci/Tech Awards sponsored by Scientific American. 

 

D0 Experiment's home page as well as the Fermi Laboratory home page

Earth Quake Hazards site from the USGS
 

A Basic Introduction to Nuclear Physics is is an outreach project of physicists at The Florida State University.

 

Hyper Physics Web site at George State University.

 

The Laws List – Laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits, constants, experiments, & thought-experiments in physics.

 

Electronic Universe is hosted by the physics department of the University of Oregon.

  Fact Guru with resources for astrophysics
 

Edgar Fahs Smith Collection of portraits of scientist.

 

From Stargazers to Starships is the web site of David P. Stern of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Stern covers topics from orbital mechanics, solar physics, and space flight.

 

The Galileo Project is a hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time. The project is supported by the Office of the Vice President of Computing of Rice University. The initial stages were made possible by a grant from the Council on Library Resources to Fondren Library.

 

Glossary of misunderstood and misused physics terms and concepts.

 

Hard Science is another Erik Max Francis who provides truly useful stuff about math and science. The Laws List above is another starting place.

Hubble ESA Image Processing
 

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Science & Technology Review.

 

Mad Scientist Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions.

  Messier catalog is images
  NASA Astrophysics Data System
 

Nobel e–Museum provides documents on servers operated by the Prize Awarding Institutions and the Nobel Foundation were linked using the World Wide Web to create the Nobel Website.

Nuclear Flows During Helium Burning describes the abundance, density, and reaction rates for elements inside a star
 

Reading the History of Western Science Thousands of books have been written on the history of Western science. The list below gives details and brief descriptions of a hundred or so that are especially good introductions to the field (or parts of it). The list is, by design, selective and idiosyncratic. The books on it were chosen because they combine solid scholarship, broad coverage, and an accessible style. Most include extensive bibliographies of more specialized books and articles. Virtually all are in print as of this writing [Fall 1998], and should be readily available through large bookstores and their on-line equivalents.

 

Philosophy of Science is an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science. It is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community. The goal of the Archive is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work.

 

Physics 2000 site at CU describing the BEC physics that won the Nobel prize in 2001.

 

Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Physics Today is an online resource for physics related news.

 

The Prime Pages contains interesting discussions of prime numbers

 

Junk Science is faulty scientific data and analysis used to further a special agenda. This site is published by Steven J. Milloy, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a columnist for FoxNews.com.

 

The History of Astronomy was created in January 1995 on behalf of the Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the Astronomische Gesellschaft. Since March 1998 this site is also maintained on behalf of Commission 41 (History of Astronomy) of the International Astronomical Union.

 

The Santa Fe Institute is a private, non-profit, multidisciplinary research and education center, founded in 1984. Since its founding SFI has devoted itself to creating a new kind of scientific research community, pursuing emerging science.

 

Center for the History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics site.

 

James Gleick is the author of Chaos and Genius and writes on interesting science topics.

 

Paul Feyerabend's "Against Method" is a essay on the scientific method. This is a definite anti–method essay and must be taken with a grain of salt.

 

Powers of 10 is an interactive site demonstrating the powers of 10 view of the universe.

 

Nobel Laureates in Physics is a service of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Library. It contains a list in reverse chronological order of the award winners with brief biographical information and a description of the discovery taken from the Nobel Foundation's text describing each Laureate's discovery and other sources.

 

Imre Lakatos book For and Against Method is also a useful resource for methodologies. This survey is hosted by the MacTutor History of Mathematics site (see above) which is a rich trove of science history and philosophy.

 

Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council funds UK research, education and public understanding in its four broad areas of science - particle physics, astronomy, cosmology and space science. PPARC has its administrative headquarters in Swindon, along with several other research councils, and has three scientific sites: the UKATC in Edinburgh, the ING in La Palma and the JAC in Hawaii.

 

The Scientific Method is a site with strategies for problem solving in science, design and education

 

Scientist Trivia quiz.

 

Science Friday is a NPR radio show dedicated to science

 

Sloan Digital Sky Survey is a universe mapping project operated by the Apache Point Observatory

 

Stanford Linear Accelerator's Beam Line magazine.

 

Superstring Theory is an interesting site about string theory and much more.

 

Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Physics is one part of the author's Treasure Troves of Science site, which contains topically similar material about astronomy, scientific biography, scientific books, physics, and other areas of science. This resource has been assembled over more than a decade by internet encyclopedist Eric W. Weisstein with assistance from the physics and internet communities.

 

Useless Information site actually contains very useful information

 

Web Elements is a web site from all things about the periodic table.

 

Mathematical Sites

 

Principles of Data Analysis, Prasenjit Sha, 
 

Robert Matthews is a source of the statistics of everyday things.

 

Another Powers of Ten site at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.

 

Some Disasters Attributable to Bad Numerics is in the web site of Douglas Arnold who is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Penn State University.

Probability and Statistics resource site
 

Memoirs of deferential equations and their proofs is part of the Digital Electronic Library of Mathematics.

 

MacTutor History of Mathematics archive contains biographies and historical topics in mathematics and physics.

  Institute for Mathematics and it Applications was founded by and receives major support from the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences to carry out a crucial interdisciplinary mission. It also receives support and direction from its Participating Institutions and Participating Corporations.
Mathematical Journey is a resource site for the history of mathematics

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