Electronic Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Orlando, Florida, November 17-20, 1994

Paper C032

Interactive Laboratories for Teaching Applied Mathematics

Shishen Xie

Department of Computer and Mathematical Science
University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 221-8431

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The development of computer technology has made it possible to teach applied mathematics by developing interactive mathematics laboratory. The main features of our Applied Mathematics Laboratories are introduced in this paper. We will also have a brief tour of our interactive laboratories. Finally, the impact of mathematics laboratories on students learning will also be discussed.

Keyword(s): Maple, differential equations, calculus