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Mandell, Alan – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1982
Recommendations regarding literacy and the responsibilities of science educators are reviewed. The opportunity for pioneering, base-line research studies on the use of microcomputers in the classroom is viewed to exist. Significant contributions science education can make to computer literacy are noted. (MP)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computers, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mandell, Alan – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
Presents the listing for a TRS-80 Model III program which illustrates the first law of robotics (all robots must be programed so that none of their actions will be harmful to man). Also discusses the rational for and development of the program. (JN)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Higher Education
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Mandell, Alan – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Provides a software program for determining PI to the 15th place after the decimal. Explores the history of determining the value of PI from Archimedes to present computer methods. Investigates Wallis's, Liebniz's, and Buffon's methods. Written for Tandy GW-BASIC (IBM compatible) with 384K. Suggestions for Apple II's are given. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Mandell, Alan; Lucking, Robert – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Compares a program written both in BASIC and LOGO on its inferential and decision making ability. Explains steps in each program and how deductions and decisions are made. (MVL)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, College Science, Computer Software
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Mandell, Alan; Lucking, Robert – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Describes two expert programs including "One-Row NIM" and "TIC-TAC-TOE." Provides two programs written with BASIC and the explanations of the program. (YP)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Software
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Mandell, Alan; Lucking, Robert – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Compares BASIC and LOGO systems in developing artificial intelligence systems. Provides listings of programs used for translating and sentence making. Describes methodology and compares the BASIC and LOGO programs. (MVL)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, College Science, Computer Uses in Education
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Mandell, Alan; Lucking, Robert – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Investigates using the microcomputer to develop a sentence parser to simulate intelligent conversation used in artificial intelligence applications. Compares the ability of LOGO and BASIC for this use. Lists and critiques several LOGO and BASIC parser programs. (MVL)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, College Science, Computer Uses in Education
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Mandell, Alan; Lucking, Robert – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Discusses programs to provide a knowledge base and use the knowledge in a mode of artificial intelligence. Indicates that two methods of database storage are possible and opts to use a method using many data files while using a small RAM capacity. Lists several programs. (MVL)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, College Science
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Mandell, Alan; Lucking, Robert – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Discusses artificial intelligence, its definitions, and potential applications. Provides listings of Logo and BASIC versions for programs along with REM statements needed to make modifications for use with Apple computers. (RT)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science
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Mandell, Alan – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Explains the functions of and the techniques employed in expert systems. Offers the program "The Periodic Table Expert," as a model for using artificial intelligence techniques in BASIC. Includes the program listing and directions for its use on: Tandy 1000, 1200, and 2000; IBM PC; PC Jr; TRS-80; and Apple computers. (ML)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Chemistry, Computer Simulation, Computer Software