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See MINSE in action on these pages:

- some examples on this site (look at the source code to see how easy it is to put mathematics in your own documents!)
- an excerpt from an AMS article
- a friend's page of MINSE examples
- a test script where you can try entering expressions yourself
- an on-line chemistry lecture at the University of Mississippi
- problems and solutions at Alvirne High School
- a solution to an Alvirne calculus problem
- a solution to another Alvirne problem
- calculus course materials at Pepperdine
- a test page by Dylan Northrup at the University of Florida
- a calculus tutorial by Paul Pollack
- a series of math tutorials at CalTech
- a table of data by Skip Montanaro
- a test page in Denmark
- another test page in Germany
- a test page in Sweden

MINSE is a simple, extensible way to express mathematics. Here's an example of an equation you might like to convey:

`'deriv(f(x), x) = 'lim((f(x+h)-f(x))/h, h->0)`

Write that one expression in one of your documents, and people who visit with a text-based browser will see:

while people visiting with a graphical browser will see:d f(x + h) - f(x) ---- f(x) = lim ----------------- dx h -> 0 h

You get both renderings for free when you supply the expression structure. It should also be possible to render out a MINSE expression to speech or to a form usable by other programs, such as Maple or TEX, because the meaning of the expression is preserved.

This makes mathematics more *accessible* than ever before.

The prototype polymediator is currently operational. The script is located at

`http://lfw.org/math/nph-pmpm.cgi`

**Please** feel free to
send me your thoughts
about this proposal!

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