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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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Scheuermann, Larry – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Provides a short BASIC program, RANVAR, which generates random variates for various theoretical probability distributions. The seven variates include: uniform, exponential, normal, binomial, Poisson, Pascal, and triangular. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Venugopalan, Mundiyath – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Considers the development of a computer program for interactive, screen-oriented problem solving. Provides theoretical background and program development to determine internal energy, heat capacity, and entropy. Lists the program written in BASIC for Apple II computers. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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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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Pizarro, Antonio – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Provides a listing of a software graphics program that investigates the law of reflection and Snell's law of refraction. Written in BASIC for the Apple II personal computer. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Ramamurthi, V. S. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Explains graphing functions when using LOTUS 1-2-3. Provides examples and explains keystroke entries needed to make the graphs. Notes up to six functions can be displayed on the same set of axes. (MVL)
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Lough, Tom; Tipps, Steve – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Provides several examples of the use of Logo in working with fractions and manipulating vectors. Includes an exercise which deals with the relationship between the two and several exercises which address various problems using different kinds of fractions. (TW)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Thomas, David A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses dimensionality in Euclidean geometry. Presents methods to produce fractals using LOGO. Uses the idea of self-similarity. Included are program listings and suggested extension activities. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Fractals
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Venugopalan, Mundiyath – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Lists a BASIC program which computes the equilibrium constant as a function of temperature. Suggests use by undergraduates taking a one-year calculus-based physical chemistry course. Notes the program provides for up to four species, typically two reactants and two products. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science
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Downes, Michael – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Uses a LOGO program and probability to solve systems of equations. Provides a physical model and a LOGO model. Lists programs and explains the methodology used. (MVL)
Descriptors: Algebra, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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King, James – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Explores the production of shadows for drawings using the LOGO computer language and Affine Geometry. Explains the methodology of the shadowing and lists the Affine Turtle procedures. Provides for different versions of LOGO. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education
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Niess, Margaret L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Considers activities that use LOGO to slide, turn, and flip the "turtle." Uses non-LOGO tools such as cutouts, pattern blocks, and tangrams to enhance the motion work. Provides examples and programs with explanations. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
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Thompson, H. Bradford – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Provides a method to use superscripts and subscripts on the screen by using graphics screen modes. Gives two methods and provides a listing of a sample BASIC program. (MVL)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Chemistry, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs
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Cowles, Mary Jane – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Presents an example of a proof to the mathematical problem of the sum of the cubes of the digits. Provides a Pascal program to search for these results. (MVL)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematical Applications