Welcome to the Mathematics Portal! This page connects visitors to the learning resources that have been developed by various Wikiversity content development projects. Wikiversity participants who are interested in mathematics are invited to create and develop learning projects and learning resources and help organize them by developing this portal.
Bessel functions arise in many mathematical models such as those for vibrating surfaces.
When mathematically analyzing a vibrating drum the boundary conditions lead to solutions that are harmonic functions. When using cylindrical coordinates, the solutions are sines, cosines or Bessel functions (in the radial direction).
Marin Mersenne's name is widely known because of his interest in prime numbers that are one less than a power of two. Mersenne also did research in the area of the theory of music and musical instruments (see Wikipedia). Participants at Mersenne primes are encouraged to join the distributed computing project that allows the computing power of personal computers to help search for Mersenne prime numbers.
The Euler-Lagrange equation of classical mechanics was discovered during attempts to find a curve for which the time taken by a frictionless particle sliding down it under uniform gravity to its lowest point is independent of its starting point.
Did you know that Wikiversity can never have enough examples and solved problems? Wikiversity does not always have to re-create the wheel. Do you know a good website with mathematics example problems? Wikiversity needs branches of the Hunter-gatherers project for each academic subject area. Please make note of good online mathematics resources at Hunter-gatherers/Mathematics and link to these resources from the appropriate mathematics pages of Wikiversity.
Example. Did you know that there is a wiki for mathematics example problems? See www.exampleproblems.com. How do participants in the mathematics area of Wikipedia feel about linking to .com websites?
Page requests: There should be a system that orders each learning resource according to a sequence from easy to advanced.
Verify: Sources need to be cited. Content that is not significantly different from existing Wikipedia or Wikibooks content needs to be modified, hopefully by inclusion of learning activities for learners.