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Re: Fun with Manipulate

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  • Subject: [mg76782] Re: Fun with Manipulate
  • From: Nick <hoffmannick at>
  • Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 04:57:46 -0400 (EDT)
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On May 26, 5:19 am, Helen Read <r... at> wrote:
> So I'm retooling some calculus lab assignments for use with Mathematica
> 6. And I just *love* Manipulate. For example, have a look at
> In the old version of this lab, which is assigned before we have talked
> (much) about derivatives in class, I had the students make a plot on
> some relatively large interval, then "zoom in" by changing the domain of
> the plot manually and re-executing, until eventually they had something
> that looked linear. But now with 6.0, this is just way more fun.
> Hopefully this will make them go "Cool!" :-)
> [Don't be put off by the wonky filename, BTW. The students are supposed
> to change the "X" to the section of the class that they are in, and the
> "zzzz" to their username when they download the file, for ease of
> sorting the submitted files on the instructor's computer. (It's
> completely paperless, at least in my classes. My students e-mail me
> their notebooks, I insert GraderText -- a custom style in the embedded
> stylesheet -- and mail the files back.)]
> I'm not actually teaching right now, but am very much looking forward to
> using Mathematica 6 with my summer class later in the summer.
> --
> Helen Read
> University of Vermont

Looks real good.  I shot an email to my research partner (who teaches
Calculus) and mentioned how nice it would of been to take Calculus
with some worksheets in Mathematica.  Thanks for posting that.

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