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*Mathematica* is a computer program created by
Wolfram Research
for doing mathematics in education, research, and applied sciences. The
resources of *Mathematica* can be made available over the Internet
using web*Mathematica*. A web*Mathematica* web page allows a
user to input values for parameters in a form. This HTML form contains
hidden *Mathematica* code programmed by the author of the web page.
When the form is submitted to the web server, the user input along with
the *Mathematica* code is processed by the copy of *Mathematica*
that resides on the web server. The results of the computation are sent
back to the web page viewed by the user. The user does not need to have
*Mathematica* on their own computer—only access to the Internet!

web*Mathematica* on *Math Rules!* is an
opportunity for students and teachers to have access to the powerful
features of *Mathematica* without having to own the program or know its
programming language. Originally I planned to use web*Mathematica* to
provide a tool for students in advanced classes that goes beyond what they
can do with a graphing calculator. Quickly I realized that it will
benefit students and teachers of all levels through web pages designed for
learning concepts, practicing skills, and developing exercises. From my experience so far,
it appears that web*Mathematica*, like the Internet itself, is limited
only by the imagination. —Abby Brown, Summer 2005

For more
information visit
www.webmathematica.com.