Calculus demonstrations using Matlab

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Dunn, Peter K. and Harman, Chris. 2002. "Calculus demonstrations using Matlab." International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. 33 (4), pp. 584-596. https://doi.org/10.1080/002073902320300856
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Calculus demonstrations using Matlab

ERA Journal ID20498
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsDunn, Peter K. (Author) and Harman, Chris (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Journal Citation33 (4), pp. 584-596
Number of Pages13
Year2002
ISSN0020-739X
1464-5211
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/002073902320300856
Web Address (URL)http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/content/4t5l5axeedke9pjl/fulltext.pdf
Abstract

The note discusses ways in which technology can be used in the calculus learning process. In particular, five MATLAB programs are detailed for use by instructors or students that demonstrate important concepts in introductory
calculus: Newton’s method, differentiation and integration. Two of the programs are animated. The programs and the graphical user interface have been specifically designed to help the student understand the processes behind these important introductory concepts. Each program has a series of demonstrations that show unusual, difficult or important cases.

Keywordsteaching of calculus; matlab; mathematical concepts
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
499999. Other mathematical sciences not elsewhere classified
390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
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