ERIC Number: ED266041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
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Nonstandard Analysis and Its Place in Undergraduate Education.
Nagarkatte, Shailaja U.
Nonstandard Analysis gives an alternative approach to teaching elementary calculus. This paper hopes to communicate to the reader the ideas of this recent development in mathematics and its implications in teaching undergraduate students. The development of the approach is first briefly traced. Then a method of constructing on ordered field extension of the real number system is presented in detail. Recent comments on the approach are presented, and arguments for its use at the undergraduate level are discussed. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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