Retro-enhancement of Recent Mathematical Literature

Borwein, Jonathan M. and Macklem, Mason S. (2007) Retro-enhancement of Recent Mathematical Literature. [Conference Paper ] (Unpublished)

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    We describe our efforts to efficiently add functionality to a digital version of two recent mathematics books, namely the CD-version of two volumes by Jonathan Borwein, David Bailey (and Roland Girgensohn for the latter) on Experimental Mathematics. In particular, we demonstrate how structuring the source text for these volumes to build on existing search and hyperlinking functionality within Adobe Acrobat has resulted in a digital text that allows for easier navigation between various related locations within the text. In particular, the resulting document is scalable for use on hand-held and wireless devices, and for easy use in a teaching context. We also describe how the lessons we have learned during this process have been applied to the design and implementation of digital databases for mathematical problem-sets, specifically discussing in detail projects involving the digitization and enhancement of two large problem-sets. One is a near complete collection of problems posed and solved by Murray Klamkin (1921--2004) who played a key role in the development of the US Mathematical Olympiad team, and the other consists of several thousand problems and solutions from \emph{Crux Mathematicorum}. In each case we are concerned with material which is still expected to have a print version.

    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Additional Information: pubdom FALSE
    Subjects: 68-xx Computer science
    97-xx Mathematics education
    Faculty: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Mason Macklem
    Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2007
    Last Modified: 27 Apr 2010 16:24

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