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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

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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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Pizarro, Antonio – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988

Presents a computer program which prints out a calendar corresponding to any year A.D. and states the objectives for such a program. Shows an example of a sample run. (RT)

Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software

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Smith, Richard L., Ed. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988

Reviews two software packages, "Solutions Unlimited" and "BASIC Data Base System." Provides a description, summary, strengths and weaknesses, availability and costs. Includes reviews of three structured BASIC packages: "True BASIC (2.0)"; "Turbo BASIC (1.0)"; and "QuickBASIC (3.0)." Explains…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education

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Myers, Roy E.; Schneider, David I. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987

Details the features of BASIC used in mathematics programming and provides the information needed to translate between the Apple II and IBM PC computers. Discusses inputing a user-defined function, setting scroll windows, displaying subscripts and exponents, variable names, mathematical characters and special symbols. (TW)

Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Higher Education

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Minch, Bradley A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987

Presents an easy-to-use Applesoft BASIC program that graphs rational functions and any asymptotes that the functions might have. Discusses the nature of rational functions, graphing them manually, employing a computer to graph rational functions, and describes how the program works. (TW)

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction

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Powers, Michael H. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987

Discusses various types of transducers and explains the use of a photoresistor in sensing light. Describes various hardware and software combinations which can be used with photoresistors in science laboratory experiments. Presents general applications of this instrument in light-meter, solarimeter, and colorimeter experiments. (TW)

Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Color, Computer Assisted Instruction

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Lough, Tom; Tipps, Steve – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987

Discusses several ways in which the Logo programming language can be used to experiment with and learn about matrices. Describes procedures for developing a Logo tool to establish a matrix representation, as well as others for adding, subtracting, and transposing. (TW)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware

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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

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Weller, Herman G.; Johnson, Vivian – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992

Describes a unit for teaching exponential change in a noncalculus physics course by having students write recursive procedures in LOGO to graphically represent linear and exponential change. Summarizes the experience of implementing the unit in a segment on radioactive decay. Modifications to the unit are suggested for teaching exponential change…

Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Exponents (Mathematics)

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Venugopalan, Mundiyath – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991

Described is the application of microcomputers to predict reaction rates based on theoretical atomic and molecular properties taught in undergraduate physical chemistry. Listed is the BASIC program which computes the partition functions for any specific bimolecular reactants. These functions are then used to calculate the pre-exponential factor of…

Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Atomic Theory, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry