ERIC Number: ED193034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
An Interactive Graphics Program for Assistance in Learning Convolution.
Frederick, Dean K.; Waag, Gary L.
COED Transactions, v12 n7/8 Jul/Aug 1980
A program has been written for the interactive computer graphics facility at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that is designed to assist the user in learning the mathematical technique of convolving two functions. Because convolution can be represented graphically by a sequence of steps involving folding, shifting, multiplying, and integration, it is a natural candidate for computer-aided instruction. The program can be run in one of two modes depending on the experience and the user's needs. Detailed instructions and explanations are given at each step of the process. The running of the program is illustrated with samples of the graphics display and the experience gained by use in classes to date is summarized. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Programs, Engineering, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Education
COED Transactions, ASEE, P.O. Box 308, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 (no price quoted).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC. Computers in Education Div.