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ERIC Number: EJ939738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Sequences for Student Investigation
Barton, Jeffrey; Feil, David; Lartigue, David; Mullins, Bernadette
PRIMUS, v14 n4 p354-368 2004
We describe two classes of sequences that give rise to accessible problems for undergraduate research. These problems may be understood with virtually no prerequisites and are well suited for computer-aided investigation. The first sequence is a variation of one introduced by Stephen Wolfram in connection with his study of cellular automata. The second is an exploration of a modified "look and say" sequence that was introduced by Richard Guy and John Conway. For each sequence we discuss the questions that motivated their study and outline the progress that has been made on them by undergraduates. Finally, we suggest several open questions for future student investigation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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