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Manipulate inside module

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  • Subject: [mg121328] Manipulate inside module
  • From: Charles Wells <Charles at>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 07:30:40 -0400 (EDT)
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I expected the following expression to show the square of the current value of the slider, but it shows only a^2.  There is clearly something I don't understand about Module.  Any insights?

Module[{b = a}, (Print[b]; Manipulate[b^2, {{a, 1}, 0, 5}])]

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