Interactive Applets in Calculus and Engineering Courses

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Book Chapter


This chapter reports on the use of specialized computer applets (“Mathlets”) in two different contexts: on-line instruction in calculus through MIT OpenCourseWare and on-campus laboratory exercises on stability of difference schemes in class. Specific applets are described. Three use cases with varying levels of sophistication (elementary, intermediate, and advanced) are outlined.

Original Citation

Burgiel, H., Lieberman, C., Miller, H., & Willcox, K. (2013). Interactive Applets in Calculus and Engineering Courses. In S. Habre (Ed.), Enhancing Mathematics Understanding through Visualization (pp. 127-144). Hershey, PA: Idea Group. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4050-4.ch007