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Mathews, John H. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991
Examples of subroutines that generate both symbolic and graphic solutions to differential equations are presented for the two computer algebra systems, MAPLE and Mathematica. Included are the listings for the Mathematica procedures developed for use in this article. (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation
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De Jong, Marvin L. – Physics Teacher, 1992
Studies the simple dynamical system of the pendulum and the chaotic behavior that occurs when the pendulum is both damped and driven. Provides an algorithm and BASIC program for the numerical solution to the differential equations encountered in the discussion. (MDH)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Chaos Theory, Computer Assisted Instruction, Differential Equations
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Mathews, John H. – Mathematics and Computer Education, 1992
Presents two mathematical methods for fitting the logistic curve to population data supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau utilizing computer algebra software to carry out the computations and plot graphs. (JKK)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Differential Equations, Higher Education