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Mathematica Notebooks for a Conventional Differential Equations Course

W. Sit
Journal / Anthology

Journal of Symbolic Computation
Year: 1997
Volume: 23
Page range: 589-623

We describe an on-going experiment using Mathematica to teach a conventional differential equations course in a predominantly minority undergraduate institution. A series of Mathematica notebooks is used to emphasize algebraic skills, graphical interpretation, the relationship between theory and algorithms, and problem solving. Implementation and pedagogical issues affecting the design of the notebooks are discussed in terms of these objectives.

*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Differential Equations