ERIC Number: EJ828517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
De-Mystifying the Dirac [delta]-Function
Lutzer, Carl V.
PRIMUS, v17 n4 p373-377 Oct 2007
In this article, we discuss an alternative method of teaching students about the Dirac [delta]-function. The method provides students with the mechanical tools they need in order to work with the [delta]-function in practice, while also fostering a sense of cohesion in the calculus curriculum by presenting the [delta]-function as an evolution of the mathematics students already know.
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Equations (Mathematics), College Mathematics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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