The MAST Publishing Page
This will be the place for the publication
of essays, articles, reports, reviews, tutorials,
review papers, research papers, and news
items submitted by members.
MAST Books for Sale
MAST is now publishing books at www.lulu.com.
We have a store front at Lulu. From the link you can choose what
books to purchase.
The folowing book(s) are now available:
- Self-Instruction and Teaching: Science Education
for the New Millennium. This book is directly
based on the CORE 1 course, Self-Study. This
book is available as a PDF download, paperback, or hardcover.
The following criteria must be met in order
to submit material:
- The submission must be electronic or on floppy
disks formatted for Windows.
- All submissions must go through an editing
- News items must have links or other substantive
evidence of their source.
- It is to be understood that an essay constitutes
the personal views of the author, and that
neither MAST nor its members necessarily
agree with its content.
- Articles are understood to be factual writing
intended to inform a general audience about
specific facts. The sources of the facts
for the article must be included in footnotes,
or in a bibliography located at the end of
- Reports are understood to be short factual
accounts of experiments, derivations, or
observations. They should convey what was
done, how, and why. They should have enough
detail so that someone else could reproduce
the results under similar circumstances.
- Reviews are understood to be a critical analysis
of scientific or technical presentation;
whether in the form of a book, a tape,
CD, software, etc.
- Tutorials are understood to be a step-by-step
guide to performing some task.
- Review papers are a snapshot of the current
state of research in a given subject.
- Research papers are a presentation of the
work of the author.
- All papers must conform to professional standards
of layout and quality. They must begin with
a title; the name(s) of all authors and the
email address of the lead author; an abstract
of no more than 500 words; an introduction
describing the historical significance, background
knowledge, and the structure of the paper;
a section for each significant step in your
work; what conclusions you reached as a result
of your work; a bibliography of all references
used; and then any appendices you feel are
necessary to the work that would detract
from the main theme of the paper.
Here are the listings of available items:
The Mind of a Theorist column.
The Mathematics Corner column.
Di's Curious Eye column.
Essay on the role of amateur scientists.
Di's feature on Power Point basics.
George's write-up of the 23 June tornado in Madison.
Di's write-up of the same tornado.
George's piece on setting up a home laboratory.
George's feature on how to keep a scientific notebook. (pdf)
George's feature on understanding equations.
George's feature on dimensional analysis.
Jim's article on measurement.
Jim's second article on measurement.
Rocky's short-run column on Java programming.
Mathematica tutorial. (Not yet available)
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