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ERIC Number: EJ1013238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Extending "the Rubber Rope": Convergent Series, Divergent Series and the Integrating Factor
McCartney, Mark
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v44 n4 p554-559 2013
A well-known mathematical puzzle regarding a worm crawling along an elastic rope is considered. The resulting generalizations provide examples for use in a teaching context including applications of series summation, the use of the integrating factor for the solution of differential equations, and the evaluation of definite integrals. A number of potential classroom exercises are given.
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Language: English
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