Electronic Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsOrlando, Florida, November 17-20, 1994Paper P012NEWTON: A Computational Environment for Exploring Mathematics |
Edmund A. LamagnaUniversity of Rhode Island Kingston, RI 02881 USA list of all papers by this author |
Students using NEWTON can examine interactively symbolic, numerical, and graphical representations of mathematical objects. The system features an easy-to-use mathematics editor, selection of commands from menus, and special dialogs to illustrate important computational techniques. Worksheets can contain a mixture of formulas, text, and graphs, thereby providing support for authoring interactive electronic documents. NEWTON has been used to teach numerical analysis, as well as both semesters of introductory calculus, with the aid of electronic documents.
This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grants USE-8814017, USE-8953939, DMS-9052242, and DUE-9352839.
Keyword(s): computer algebra systems, Maple, calculus