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Levin, Sidney – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Presents the listing (TRS-80) for a computer program which derives the relativistic equation (employing as a model the concept of a moving clock which emits photons at regular intervals) and calculates transformations of time, mass, and length with increasing velocities (Einstein-Lorentz transformations). (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Software, High Schools, Higher 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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Saleem, Naveed; Azad, Abbas N. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992
Describes the application of expert systems to provide computer-assisted instruction support to students to facilitate their learning of both fundamental and advanced statistical concepts. Provides examples of both a modular system and an integrated system which utilize VP-Expert, an expert system development shell. (14 references) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Expert Systems, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Clason, Robert G. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a method for drawing periodic tile patterns using LOGO. Squares, triangles, hexagons, shape filling, and random tile laying are included. These activities incorporate problem solving, programing methods, and the geometry of angles and polygons. (KR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Geometry, Junior High Schools
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Smith, Richard L., Ed. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Reviewed are three computer software programs: the Astronomer (astronomy program for middle school students and older); Hands-on-Statistics: Explorations with a Microcomputer (statistics program for secondary school students and older); and CATGEN (a genetics program for secondary school students and older). Each review provides information on:…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Genetics
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Troutner, Joanne – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Discusses some of the variables teachers must consider when using computer software in the science classroom. Describes eight commercially available computer programs that are designed to teach problem solving in science. Includes the producer's address, the grade level for which the program was written, and a critique. (TW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews
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Canham, Geoffrey W. Rayner – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Discusses some of the variables teachers should consider when selecting scientific word processing software. Briefly describes some of the attributes of 17 software packages that were developed to accommodate scientific formulae and chemical structures. Provides the names and addresses of the respective software producers. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemical Nomenclature, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews
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Smith, Richard L., Ed. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Reviews three software programs: "Fraction Fuel-Up"; "Explorations in Chemistry"; and "Locus." Includes information on: instructional orientation, educational level, systems package, publisher, program description, strengths and weaknesses, applications, and recommendations for improvement. Includes a general critique statement in the summary…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computer Software Reviews
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Touvelle, Michele; Venugopalan, Mundiyath – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Describes a computer program, "Activation Energy," which is designed for use in physical chemistry classes and can be modified for kinetic experiments. Provides suggestions for instruction, sample program listings, and information on the availability of the program package. (ML)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
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Freese, Ralph; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Describes the approach taken and materials used for introducing computer symbolic mathematics to undergraduate calculus students. Explains the features of the muMATH software package and reviews the modifications that were made to the program. Includes an exercise on plotting graphs. (ML)
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Kemp, Jean A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
States the objectives and implementation procedures for this teacher-directed or individualized learning discovery unit. Describes the value of the program and additional activities that can be included. Shows a copy of the program. (RT)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Uses in Education, Decision Making, Discovery Learning
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Grady, M. Tim; Brumbaugh, Doug – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Explores the use of computers for teaching mathematical models of transposition ciphers. Illustrates the ideas, includes activities and extensions, provides a mathematical model and includes computer programs to implement these topics. (MVL)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Cryptography, Instructional Materials, Integrated Activities
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Masalski, William J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
Presents a classroom-tested, easy-to-use, multipurpose program (written in Applesoft BASIC) for graphing equations. A complete listing of the program (which is suitable for a wide range of applications in grades 7-12 mathematics classrooms) is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Education, Secondary Education
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Olson, Alton T. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Presents an example of mathematics from an algorithmic point of view, with emphasis on the design and verification of this algorithm. The program involves finding roots for algebraic equations using the half-interval search algorithm. The program listing is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Algebra, Algorithms, Computer Software, Equations (Mathematics)
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Thompson, H. Bradford – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992
This report includes the framework, the experiences, the benefits, student attitude survey results, typical computer screen output, and BASIC program listings for PROBLEM, a general computer system for homework management in a time-sharing environment that can handle any exercise in which students must calculate numerical results from numerical…
Descriptors: Computation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Mathematical Applications
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