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Welcome to the Azimuth Project ! This wiki is part of a plan to create a focal point for scientists and engineers interested in saving the planet, and to make clearly presented, accurate information on the relevant issues easy to find.

The Azimuth Project is an international collaboration to create a focal point for scientists and engineers interested in saving the planet. Our goal is to make clearly presented, accurate information on the relevant issues easy to find, and to help people work together on our common problems.

Saving the planet

“Saving the planet” may sound pompous. But we have never faced a time when the very health of the planet was in peril because of the actions of humankind. Whether it is global warming, mass extinction, peak oil, or other problems, we need to be prepared on many fronts for an uncertain future.

Our goal is not to replace or compete with existing sources of information, but provide a synoptic view — a bird’s-eye view — of the information that already exists. We want to make it easy for any scientist or engineer to understand the whole problem and understand specialist literature in many subjects outside their particular domain of expertise.

Learning about Azimuth

For more, check out:

If you have problems viewing pages (most likely maths symbols) see Browser viewing issues.

Want to help?

Do you want to help with the Azimuth Project? Great! We need you!

You can write articles, contribute information, pose questions, fill in details, write software, help with research, help with writing, and more. Your special expertise is very valuable.

  • Read the Azimuth Project goals so you know our overall goals.

  • Look at the Open projects page to see what we’re doing, and how you can join in.

  • Discuss what we’re doing in the Azimuth Forum. Even better, join the forum so you can log any changes you make to Azimuth Project pages, and join the conversation there.

  • Help edit this wiki to update material and add new information.

Editing Problems? this wiki

If you’re you wondering have how problems to viewing add pages information (most to likely this maths wiki, symbols) try see these:Browser viewing issues.

  • How to get started?: an easy introduction to the elementary basics.

  • Sandbox: a place to try out stuff. Click “Edit Page” at the bottom of the page.

Or for more detail, these:

  • HowTo: how to add information to Azimuth.

  • FAQ: frequently asked questions, so far mainly about Instiki, the software this wiki runs on.

Browser requirements

The Azimuth Project displays mathematical symbols using MathML.

Notice that you don’t need to know any MathML. Only your browser does. You write formulas into the Azimuth Project between dollar signs in iTeX, which is designed to be very similar to ordinary LaTeX.

Some web-browsers, notably Firefox, know how to display MathML automatically, though you may need to install some fonts. For Internet Explorer one needs the MathPlayer plugin; download is quick and easy and free. For more see HowTo.

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