Use of computers in the instruction of integral calculus
Polaski, Dennis Arthur.
MetadataShow full item record
One of the most difficult concepts in the area of integral multivariate calculus is finding the limits of integration. This thesis describes an interactive computer program designed to help students understand this important concept. The program shows how a given domain is plotted and teaches how to find the limits of integration when evaluating two-dimensional integrals. The program allows the user to enter any known information about a region and then evaluates the integral. The region is plotted, the limits of integration are given along with the area of the region. The program handles cartesian and polar coordinate, two-dimensional integral problems. This program could be used independently by the student and/or used by the calculus instructor in the classroom.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Amichai, Oded (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1982-06); NPS67-82-003CRFor infrared sensors located at the nose of a missile or a projectile, an age-old problem occurs. A conflict between optical quality and aerodynamic drag exists. A new approach for solving this problem is being developed ...
Birge, John R.; Wallace, Stein W. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1987-02); NPS55-87-001Stochastic linear programs require the evaluation of an integral in which the integrand is itself the value of a linear program. This integration is often approximated by discrete distributions that bound the integral from ...
Lyons, Daniel F. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1989-06);An aerodynamic analysis was performed on a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) called PIONEER. A low-order panel method called PMARC (Panel Method Ames Research Center) was used to obtain various aerodynamic ...