Jan 9, 2015

Mathematics Is Fun: Interesting collections of papers from MAA

One of the reader had notified me that the page:
had lots of "404", or page not found errors.

The blog page was created in 2011, and I guessed by now the website have gone through (referring to MAA) an overhaul.

Indeed, just take the first item in the old blog:


A New Minimization Proof for the Brachistochrone"

And immediately from the first returned link:

[PDF]A New Minimization Proof for the Brachistochrone
by G Lawlor - ‎1996 - ‎Cited by 18 - ‎Related articles
A New Minimization Proof for the Brachistochrone. Gary Lawlor. The American Mathematical Monthly, March 1996

You can see that the link URL has changed.   So if there is any old paper in the old blog that is needed, just enter Google and search again.

Otherwise, since now you now it has been migrated to a entire new directory:  


Therefore, just use Google to start searching from that directory:


This is 1560+ documents (only a snapshot here, and sorry for the HTML formatting error below.   Notice too that only the first link is a valid link, the 2nd link in the each search result's URL is not properly copied over, and I am LAZY):

Search Results

  1. [PDF]Sets, Planets, and Comets - Mathematical Association of ...

    by M Baker - ‎2013 - ‎Related articles
    Sep 6, 2013 - Sets, Planets, and Comets. Author(s): Mark Baker, Jane Beltran, Jason Buell, Brian Conrey, Tom Davis, Brianna. Donaldson, Jeanne ...
  2. [PDF]February 2008 - Mathematical Association of America

    Feb 29, 2008 - 2. MAA FOCUS. February 2008. MAA FOCUS is published by the. Mathematical Association of America in. January, February, March, April, ...
  3. [PDF]MAA FOCUS - Mathematical Association of America

    MAA FOCUS. August/September 2008. MAA FOCUS is published by the. Mathematical Association of America in. January, February, March, April, May/June,.
  4. [PDF]November 2001 Inside - Mathematical Association of America

    Nov 3, 2001 - 2. FOCUS. November 2001. FOCUS is published by the. Mathematical Association of America in. January, February, March, April, May/June,.
  1. by FQ Gouvêa - ‎2007
    Jan 19, 2007 - FOCUS. January 2007. FOCUS is published by the Mathematical. Association of America in January, February,. March, April, May/June, ...
  2. [PDF]A Sample Article for Mathematics Magazine - Mathematical ...

    A Sample Article for Mathematics Magazine. Jack Q. Firstauthor1. XXXX University. City, State 98765-4321 email@optional.edu. Jill P. Secondauthor.
  3. [PDF]Kepler's Spheres and Rubik's Cube

    by JG PROPP - ‎Cited by 3 - ‎Related articles
    May 19, 2014 - Kepler's Spheres and Rubik's Cube. JAMES G. PROPP. University of Maryland. College Park, MD 20742. "How many spheres of radius r may ...
  4. [PDF]90th Annual Meeting of the MAA - Mathematical Association ...

    FOCUS. FOCUS is published by the Mathematical Association of America in January, February, March, April, May/June, August/September,. October, November ...
  5. [PDF]RUBIK'S GROUPS 1. Introduction. Few puzzles have ...

    by EC TURNER - ‎Cited by 12 - ‎Related articles
    May 19, 2014 - RUBIK'S GROUPS. EDWARD C. TURNER. Department of Mathematics and Statistics, SUNY at Albany, Albany, NY 12222. KAREN F. GOLD.

And this is 7000+ documents (even more), and only a small snapshot shown below:

About 7,130 results (0.40 seconds) 

Search Results

  1. [PDF]A Simple Introduction to e - Mathematical Association of ...

    2. Édouard Goursat, A course in mathematical analysis, vol. I, Ginn & Co., 1904. 3. C. P. Nicholas, Another look at the probability integral, American ...
  2. [PDF]classroom capsules - Mathematical Association of America

    by MK Kinyon - ‎Related articles
    CLASSROOM CAPSULES. EDITOR. Michael K. Kinyon. Indiana University South Bend. South Bend, IN 46634. Classroom Capsules consists primarily of short ...
  3. [PDF]The Gunfight at the OK Corral

    by JT SANDEFUR - ‎Cited by 2 - ‎Related articles
    vor. 62, NO. 2, APRIL 1989 119. The Gunfight at the OK Corral. JAMES T. SAN DEFUR. Georgetown University. Washington, DC: 20057. The Movie. The final ...
  4. [PDF]A Fibonacci-like Sequence of Composite Numbers

    by DE KNUTH - ‎Cited by 11 - ‎Related articles
    A Fibonacci-like Sequence of Composite Numbers. DONALD E. KNUTH*. Stanford University. Stanford, CA 94305. Ronald L. Graham [1] found relatively prime ...
  5. [PDF]Schur Positivity of Differences of Products of Schur Functions

    Schur Positivity of Differences of. Products of Schur Functions. Jeremiah Emidih, University of California Riverside. Nadine Jansen, North Carolina A&T State ...
  6. [PDF]Sines and Cosines of Angles in Arithmetic Progression

    by MP Knapp - ‎2009 - ‎Cited by 9 - ‎Related articles
    VOL. 82, NO. 5, DECEMBER 2009. 371. Sines and Cosines of Angles in Arithmetic Progression. MICHAEL P. KNAPP. Loyola University Maryland. Baltimore ...

And so there goes the problem of "404" not found error.   Hopefully the same lesson can apply to all other errors found in these ever-changing web universe.

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