Hidden Function Model Documents

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Main Document

Hidden Function Model 

written by Wolfgang Christian

The Hidden Function model evaluates a function f(x) with parameters.  It is designed to teach function concepts by allowing a teacher to define a function, hide that function in a repackaged jar file, and asking students to find the hidden function.  Students vary the independent variable and observe the resulting function value.  If the unknown function includes arbitrary parameters (e.g., f(x)=a*x-3) the parameters appear as additional input fields.

The Hidden Function model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_math_HiddenFunction.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  EJS is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is available in the OSP Collection.

Published June 8, 2012
Last Modified June 6, 2014

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Supplemental Documents

Hidden Function for Teachers Model: Additional Documentation Regarding Customization 

A pdf file that provides additional documentation regarding customization of this simulation.

Published July 12, 2012
Last Modified August 9, 2012

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Source Code Documents

Hidden Function Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Hidden Function Model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Last Modified June 6, 2014

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