WIT Press


Computer Exercises Of Basic Courses In Mathematics At The Helsinki University Of Technology

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IMS970491

Volume

15

Pages

6

Published

1997

Size

497 kb

Author(s)

Riikka Nurmiainen

Abstract

Nowadays computers play an increasingly important role in technology. For this reason the students of engineering sciences should learn to work with mathematical programs that are powerful enough for engineering problems. Computers are effective tools for carrying out mathematical experiments and demonstrations. Mathematical programs such as Mat lab, Maple and Mathematica [1, 2, 3] provide good means for demonstrating mathematical phenomena. Thus these programs can be used for supporting students' learning process. For more than ten years experience has been gathered about the use of interactive mathematical programs at the Helsinki University of Technology. Various kinds of experiments have been conducted to develop the use of mathematical programs in the teaching of basic courses in mathematics. The aim is to

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