## Mathematics in the News

Prepared by:

Joseph Malkevitch

Mathematics and Computing Department

York College (CUNY)

Jamaica, New York 11451-0001

Email: malkevitch@york.cuny.edu

Unfortunately, there are not as many articles in the popular and informational press
about mathematics as the subject deserves in light of how important mathematics is
for society. However, there are many articles which though they often do not explicitly
mention mathematics clearly have a mathematical theme or issue which can easily be
seen. In conjunction with the goals of the book For All Practical Purposes (W.H.
Freeman, current edition: 5th edition, 2000), of which I am a co-author, I prepare
on a regular basis an annotated bibliography of articles I refer to as "Mathematics in the
News." In these articles mathematics is either explicitly mentioned or the reader
should seek out the mathematical issue that is involved. These collections will be
developed approximately once a month. The ones currently available are:

1. Mathematics in the News: August, 2000

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