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

Baltimore, Maryland, November 1-4, 2001

Paper C031

Using JavaScript(c) and Mathematica(c) to Create Animated Web Pages

Cathy M. Frey

Department of Mathematics
Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 06663
Phone: (802) 485-2327
Fax: (802) 485-2333

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The World Wide Web has significantly changed the landscape of graduate and undergraduate education. Student access to the Internet makes distance-learning modules a preferred method of instruction for some students and faculty. Mathematics is one discipline that has lagged behind this trend in education. The development of meaningful mathematical modules is critical to distributing mathematics education over the Web.

This talk will demonstrate Websites that have been successful in delivering a variety of mathematical topics from a typical undergraduate PreCalculus and Calculus course. These sites were developed using Mathematica(c), MathType(c) and JavaScript(c).

To preview a site created with these methods look at http://www2norwich/frey/TaylorPolynomials/ .

Participants will be given instructions on how to get started on creating their own animated Web pages.

Keyword(s): calculus, precalculus, Mathematica, Internet