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Title

New Developments in Web Applications using J/Link
Author

Hidekazu Takahashi
Organization: Kawase High School
Department: Mathematics
Conference

2003 International Mathematica Symposium
Conference location

Imperial College, London
Description

In the 4th IMS, held in Japan in 2001, I talked about "Web Applications using J/Link for Math Education" and introduced some web applications that calculate a client's request with the Mathematica kernel on the web server and return the result back to the client. In this paper, I describe two main improvements I have made on these applications. The first is the integration of different web applications. Combining several separate applications dealing with 3D figures enables you to carry out more interesting and effective operations for 3D figures. For example, consider two applications: one for drawing quadrics and the other for cutting solids. If they are joined together, the user can freely draw a quadrics and cut through its surface. This can help students to learn mathematical properties of quadrics and conic section.

The second improvement consists of four new web applications added to the site. On these applications, the user can draw semi-transparent polyhedra, plot beautiful chaos images, enjoy "Origami" on the web and so on. They are based on my new packages and the powerful function of "JavaView". I hope that students enjoy these applications and get interested in mathematics.
Subjects

*Arts and Humanities > Visual Art
*Education
*Mathematica Technology > Linking Technology > J/Link
*Mathematica Technology > Programming > 3D Graphics
*Mathematica Technology > Programming > Animations
*Mathematics > Geometry > Solid Geometry
Keywords

math education, drawing quadrics, cutting solids, JavaView
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