The General Purpose Math Visualizer Package performs mathematical tasks that are commonly encountered in physics: plotting, animating, numerically differentiating and integrating, and solving systems of coupled algebraic equations. For examples of how this package can be used to explore various physics problems, see the chapter "Using the Computer as a Black Box" at http://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=11330. A significantly revised and expanded version of this package's plotting, animating, differentiating, and integrating programs is also available at http://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=11593.

The General Purpose Math Visualizer Package was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_GeneralPurposeMath.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. An alternate version (ejs_GeneralPurposeMath_lowres.jar) is also included below that should fit on the screen more nicely when using a display set to a low resolution.

Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of Java.

General Purpose Math Visualizer Documentation
A draft journal article describing the General Purpose Math Visualizer package. download 267kb .pdf
Last Modified: July 3, 2011
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Low Resolution General Purpose Math Visualizer Package
A low resolution version of the General Purpose Math Visualizer Package. download 2338kb .jar
Last Modified: August 4, 2011
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General Purpose Math Visualizer Package Source Code
Source Code for the General Purpose Math Visualizer Package. download 77kb .zip
Last Modified: August 4, 2011
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Low Resolution General Purpose Math Visualizer Source Code
The source code zip archive for the low resolution version of the General Purpose Math Visualizer package. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS. download 67kb .zip
Last Modified: June 18, 2011

L. Engelhardt, Computer Program GENERAL PURPOSE MATH VISUALIZER PACKAGE, Version 1.0 (2011), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11250&DocID=2295).

L. Engelhardt, Computer Program GENERAL PURPOSE MATH VISUALIZER PACKAGE, Version 1.0 (2011), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11250&DocID=2295>.

Engelhardt, L. (2011). General Purpose Math Visualizer Package (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved December 11, 2023, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11250&DocID=2295

Engelhardt, Larry. "General Purpose Math Visualizer Package." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11250&DocID=2295 (accessed 11 December 2023).

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The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the General Purpose Math Visualizer Package.