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Using Mathematica to Teach Calculus
Author

Devendra Kapadia
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Kernel Technology
Conference

2007 Wolfram Technology Conference
Conference location

Champaign, IL
Description

Abstract

This workshop offers an overview of Calculus in Mathematica along with applications such as solitons, minimal surfaces and the Painlevé differential equations. A sample Calculus exam will be solved to illustrate the wide variety of problem-solving approaches that are possible with Mathematica. We will provide insight into the internal methods for evaluating integrals, solving differential equations and summing infinite series and compare these methods with conventional computation by hand. Our overall aim is to present some snapshots of historical, practical and educational significance from Calculus, using the symbolic, graphical and interactive features available in Mathematica 6.
Subjects

*Education
*Mathematica Technology
*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Calculus
URL

http://www.wolfram.com/news/events/techconf2007/
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PainleveEquations.nb (295.1 KB) - Mathematica Notebook [for Mathematica 6.0]
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