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

Reno, Nevada, November 7-10, 1996

Paper P004

A Web-based Interactive Mathematica System

David Fowler

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
118 Henzlik
Lincoln, NE 68588-0355
Phone: (402) 472-3347

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This report describes a World-Wide Web-based Mathematica application for studying a genetic algorithm. The application was installed on a server maintained by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to explore the possibilities of using the World-Wide Web for distance education. The paper includes a description of the genetic algorithm and its modification from Mathematica notebook to Web-based computational engine. A related discussion of instructional design issues leads to preliminary conclusions about using the World-Wide Web for mathematics instruction.

Keyword(s): Mathematica, Internet