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ERIC Number: EJ785730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Experimental Mathematics in the Curriculum (Part 2)
Ward, J. P.
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v26 n1 p27-37 2007
In part 1 of this work we showed how modern mathematical research could, with a suitably chosen problem, be included in the first year curriculum of undergraduate mathematicians. With the use of Computer Algebra Systems, even the average undergraduate mathematician can aspire to discover interesting yet still unexplained behaviour in many areas of mathematics. Of course, interesting results still need a true expert to furnish proofs. This article continues the exploration of the so-called Buffon puzzle and demonstrates how it can be made accessible to undergraduates. Part 1 dealt with material delivered in lectures 1-12. In part 2, we describe work that can be carried out in lectures 13-24. [For Part I, see EJ759854.]
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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