Event Type:

Department Colloquium

Date/Time:

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 08:00

Location:

Kidder 350

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

Whitworth University

Abstract:

This colloquium brings the fundamental ideas of calculus to life with high-quality, animated graphics. These interactive, user-friendly animations help students develop an intuitive, geometric understanding of important calculus principles while providing instructors with powerful new teaching tools. In this talk, animations that illustrate important ideas from both single-variable and multivariable calculus will be presented. We will also walk through an example of creating an animation with Mathematica 7 using the Manipulate command.