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de Alwis, Tilak – Primus, 1992

Describes numerical differentiation and the central difference formula in numerical analysis. Presents three computer programs that approximate the first derivative of a function utilizing the central difference formula. Analyzes conditions under which the approximation formula is exact. (MDH)

Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Higher Education

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Lucas, John F. – Primus, 1993

This paper merges state-of-the-art calculator technology with examples drawn from the Harvard Consortium Calculus Curriculum. A brief rationale for selection of the Harvard project and the TI-85 is provided, and four different mathematical situations are examined using different capabilities of the TI-85. Two short TI-85 programs are given.…

Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Educational Technology, Equations (Mathematics)