This NOVA web site describes the recent discovery of the Archimedes palimpsest, a tenth-century copy of an ancient Greek manuscript, and examines the meaning of infinity. It offers students the opportunity to learn about mathematics history and to see how the understanding of infinity has developed through the centuries. The site contains articles, an interview, a brief video, and two online interactive activities. One activity allows the student to see how modern technology is used to read anci
Auburn vs. Kentucky (1957)
"Auburn, with Billy Atkins in the starring role, defeated a stubborn University of Kentucky team 6-0 before 30,000 nerve-wrecked fans as the Plainsmen took their 16th straight triumph in Cliff Hare Stadium. The Wildcats, who entered the game a two touchdown underdog, battled the Tigers to a scoreless first half, which was a manly, leather popping contest. The outcome was very much in doubt until senior full-back, Billy Atkins broke through the Kentucky line, deflected a pitchout by quarterback L
Auburn vs. Houston (1956)
"Auburn rolled up 425 yards, 26 first downs, and threatened Houston's goal line all afternoon but managed to get across for TD's only twice while blanking the Cougars 12-0 before 20,000 in Cliff Hare Stadium. With the injured Howell Tubbs still out of action, Jimmy Cook and Frank Riley directed the Tiger attack and each engineered a scoring drive. Cook passed 23 yards to Jerry Sansom for the first Plainsman tally just as the first half ended. Riley then conducted an 82-yard march that found Bobb
Auburn vs. Mississippi State (1955)
"The Auburn Tigers remained in the running for a January first Bowl bid by out-scoring Mississippi State, 27-26, in Auburn's annual Homecoming game. An estimated 34,000 watched James carry the mail 10 times for 102 yards, outshine any back on the field defensively, and race 75 yards with an intercepted pass for the touchdown which put Auburn ahead for good in the third quarter. Auburn hammered back for 70 yards after that first score, with Howell Tubbs going over for the TD from the one. Childre
Auburn vs. Furman (1955)
"After passing the Big Three test with flying colors, the Tigers returned to Cliff Hare Stadium to do a little home-work against Furman. And those who were there will tell you that Coach Jordan's boys had learned their lessons well, as they trounced the outmanned Purple Hurricane, 52-0. Breathing easily for the first time all season, the Plains-men gained a total of 467 yards, compared to Furman's 22, and held a 22-3 edge in first downs. There were no individual stars for Auburn this time—they
Auburn vs. Clemson (1955)
"Auburn returned to the Gulf Coast area to face highly-rated Clemson, and this time there was no resemblance whatsoever to the inept squad which had lost to Tulane earlier in the season at New Orleans, as the Tigers steam-rolled over the Carolinians, 21-0, in Mobile. Howell Tubbs was the man of the hour—running the ball like a shifty-halfback and tossing two back-breaking passes to "Red" Phillips. And the whole Auburn backfield, led by a line having one of its best days, completely outshone Cl
Auburn vs. Alabama (1955)
"The Auburn Tigers put the finishing touches on one of the greatest seasons in Auburn history by defeating hapless Alabama, 26-0, at Legion Field in Birmingham. Once again, Howell Tubbs and Jerry Elliott supplied the offensive thrills for the afternoon, with Tubbs tossing two scoring passes to Elliott and taking one in for him. The Tigers' steady quarterback gained 68 yards rushing and completed five of ten passes for 78 yards. Joe Childress proved once and for all that he deserved every bit of
Auburn vs. Stetson (1953)
"Auburn opened its 1953 season with a 47-0 trouncing of Stetson in Montgomery. Auburn fans got their first look at "One Platoon Football" and saw the Plainsmen show a strong running attack and a stubborn defense. The Plainsmen scored in every period of the onslaught with seven men figuring in the scoring. Fob James scored twice on runs of 13 and 3 yards and Jim Pyburn scored twice on passes from Bobby Freeman. Other scorers were Charles Hataway, Bobby Freeman and Charlie Littles, who scored one
Duncan Hall, Auburn University
This image is a colorized photograph showing Duncan Hall, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. Postcard folder text: (back) Souvenir folder of Auburn, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala.
The Age of Einstein
The Age of Einstein, is a brief introduction to Einstein's Theories of Special and General Relativity. It is a book for the inquisitive general reader who wishes to gain an understanding of the key ideas put forward by the greatest scientist of the 20th-century. No more than a modest grasp of High School Mathematics is required to follow the arguments.
The Adventures of Josie True
The Adventures of Josie True is a web-based historical adventure game for girls. The hero of the game is Chinese-American Josie True, a regular girl who becomes involved in intrigue across time and space as she tries to find her inventor-turned-teacher Ms. Trombone. She time travels with one of Ms. Trombone's inventions, the Intellicat. Includes a guide for teachers and parents with lesson plans. For girls 9-11 years of age. We want to give real girls good content and provide real historical rol
Online Poetry Classroom
"Songs My Teacher Taught Me," created by Teaching Fellow Anthony Consiglio, is a series of three lesson plans intended to guide students through approximately one month of poetry study. This unit involves minimal technology requirements but extends across a wide range of poetry. Of the eighteen poets included; eight are women, six are African-American; two are nineteenth-century poets and the three lesson plans are thematically broken into "What is Poetry?", "Poems of Childhood," and "Self and S
Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Alabama 4
This image is a colorized photograph of a scene in Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Ala.
History and Comparing Programming Languages
This site contains files on the history of computer programming language statements. The files compare programming language statements in several different languages tracing the statement from early languages to present languages.
ABCD's of MELANOMA
ABCD's of Melanoma. Malignant Melanoma is the most aggressive of malignant cutaneous tumours. Cases with lymphonode involvement, and distant metastases, carry a very poor prognosis, (50% and 20% respectively alive in 5 years), while those presenting without evident lymphonode involvement have a much better survival rate (60% alive in 5 years). It is therefore extremely important to do early malignant melanoma diagnosis. There are several criteria that may lead to the diagnosis of a malignant m
Culver Students in Dress Uniforms
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Court Street Methodist Church, Montgomery, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of Court Street Methodist Church in Montgomery, Ala. Postcard text: (back) The word "postcard" in eleven languages. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Mr. B.L. Shi, Auburn, Ala., postmarked July 28, 1913.
Main Building/Samford Hall, Auburn University 7
This image is a colorized photograph showing the Main Building, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. The Main Building has been renamed Samford Hall and houses the university's administrative offices. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss Bernice Lowe, Opelika, Ala., postmarked December 18, 1909.
Main Building/Samford Hall, Auburn University 5
This image is a colorized photograph showing the Main Building, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. The Main Building has been renamed Samford Hall and houses the university's administrative offices.
Library (Mary Martin Hall) at Night, Auburn University
This image is a colorized photograph showing the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn, Ala.) library at night. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. This building was renamed Mary Martin Hall for former university librarian Mary Martin and converted to offices and classrooms following the construction of a new, larger library. Postcard folder text: (back) Souvenir folder of Auburn, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala.