Electronic Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics
San Antonio, Texas, March 6-9, 2008
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Using Numerical Approximations and Modeling to Create a Graphing Calculator in Flash
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Students often use calculators without understanding how they derive their values. To illustrate the mathematics behind such approximations, the Taylor series, Padé approximations, and the CORDIC method are used to approximate values for various functions and are implemented in a Flash program which will simulate a graphing calculator.
Keyword(s): Flash, numerical methods, modeling, programming