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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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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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Lough, Tom; Tipps, Steve – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Offers several LOGO programs to study the behavior of simple nonlinear systems. Suggests that LOGO is an excellent tool for studying chaotic systems. Offers suggestions for different forms of LOGO. Builds upon programs presented in a previous article. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, College Mathematics, Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation
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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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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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Mathews, John H. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Illustrates how muMATH can be used for manipulating abstract differentiation rules, optimization, implicit differentiation, related rules, and verifying the chain rule. (MVL)
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Schaefer, Paul – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Provides a program listing in True BASIC which constructs several kinds of matrices: (1) matrices with integral entries that have inverses that have integral entries; (2) matrices with integral entries that have inverses that are rational numbers with reasonable denominators; and (3) matrices with integral entries and prescribed integer…
Descriptors: Algebra, College Mathematics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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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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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
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Mathews, John H. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Notes muMATH is a powerful computer algebra systems assistant for performing symbol manipulation in algebra and calculus. Provides several examples and program listings for calculus tutoring, differentiation drill problems, and integration drill problems. (MVL)
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Oriented Programs
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Pizarro, Antonio – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Explains the use of the 3-dimensional analytic geometry method to find values for a field geology problem. Gives a description of the mathematical theory for this method which can be applied to data obtained by drilling as well as open surfaces, and a computer program. (RT)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Analytic Geometry, College Science, Computation
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Lough, Tom; Tipps, Steve – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Discusses the use of Logo tools, spinners, dice, and coins for creating and understanding probability. Gives procedures for devising a spinner board and other necessary functions for performing the activity. Presents ideas for extending the experiment. (RT)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Ecker, Michael W. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Describes three games that one can play with or without a computer involving arithmetic, strategy, and problem solving techniques. Lists an abbreviated program for BASIC. Provides information on availability of the variable number game and the ARITHMETICULATOR which does calculations of large numbers and runs on IBM PCs. (RT)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics