Laboratories in Mathematical Experimentation A Bridge to Higher Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0387949224

ISBN-13: 9780387949222

Edition: 1997

Authors: Harriet S. Pollatsek, Donal O'Shea, J. W. Bruce, George Cobb, Giuliana Davidoff

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The text is composed of a set of sixteen laboratory investigations which allow the student to explore rich and diverse ideas and concepts in mathematics. The approach is hands-on, experimental, an approach that is very much in the spirit of modern pedagogy. The course is typically offered in one semester, at the sophomore (second year) level of college. It requires completion of one year of calculus. The course provides a transition to the study of higher, abstract mathematics. The text is written independent of any software. Supplements will be available on the projects' web site.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 3/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Donal O'Sheais professor of mathematics and dean of faculty at Mount Holyoke College. He has written scholarly books and monographs, and his research articles have appeared in numerous journals and collections. He lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Preface
Introduction
Iteration of Linear Functions
Cyclic Difference Sets
The Euclidean Algorithm
Prime Numbers
The Coloring of Graphs
Randomized Response Surveys
Polyhedra
The p-adic Numbers
Parametric Curve Representation
Numerical Integration
Sequences and Series
Experiments in Periodicity
Iteration to Solve Equations
Iteration of Quadratic Functions
Iterated Linear Maps in the Plane
Euclidean Algorithm for Complex Integers
Index
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