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Chapter 3 discusses several numerical methods needed to simulate the motion of particles using Newton's laws and introduces the Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE) editor that makes…
  
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Chapter 2 introduces Java syntax and EJS elements in the context of simulating the motion of falling particles near the Earth's surface. A simple Euler algorithm for solving…
Scalar Field Gradient Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Scalar Field Gradient Model displays the gradient of a scalar field using a numerical approximation to the partial derivatives. This simple teaching model also shows how to…
Modeling a Changing World  [ Computer Program ]
  
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Modeling a Changing World written by mathematics professor Tim Chartier and his student Nick Dovidio presents curricular material in an OSP Launcher package to motivate the need for…
Tracker Video Modeling with Spreadsheets  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Tracker Video Modeling with Spreadsheets tutorial shows how to overlay spreadsheet model data on a video clip to compare theoretical predictions with real experiments. The…
  
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The Chaos and Instability in Integration Algorithms Model uses the the nonlinear and non-autonomous differential equation dx/dt = t - x^2 to show how careful one must be when…
  
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This work takes an experimental approach to understanding mathematics through the use of interactive Java simulations. Suggestions for experiments to perform are included for over 60…
Monte Carlo One-dimension Integration Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Monte Carlo One-dimension Integration Model illustrates the Monte Carlo integration algorithm to compute the integral of a function f(x). The simulation allows you to select the…
Logistic Map Fixed Points Model  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The Logistic Map Fixed Points Model finds periodic trajectories of the logistic map such that n iterations of the map starting with an initial value x return to that value. The key…

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