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You can download the Windows Plotter program
used with the textbook Calculus by Angelo Mingarelli, (The Nolan
Company, August 14, 2000 edition).
Download your free version of the Calculus Plotter here.
The software will plot the graph
of any polynomial of degree 6 or less with real coefficients in a qualitative
way, that is, without any reference to the location of various points on
the axes. In this form the plotter is very useful as a visual complement
to first year science or engineering students in their graph-sketching
pursuits as they can detect the changes in concavity, inflection points,
critical points on the graphs. This allows one to gain insight drawn from
theoretical calculations., without having to worry about numerical accuracy
to 9 decimal places!
the Readme file, first
Download the runtime files, second (3.3 MB)
Download the Polynomial Plotter for Windows 95/NT 4.0, (17 KB)
The 3n+1 problem
One of the big problems in an area of mathematics called Number Theory is commonly called The 3n+1 Problem . Well, what is it? Let's say you start with a positive number, any number. If the number is odd (like 5, 7,...) multiply it by three and then add 1 and if this number is even divide it by two and keep doing doing this as long as you can! Here's an example. Claim: this sequence of numbers always ends with 1 regardless of the choice of the original number!!! If you want to try and see how this program works, go here The Problem is: No one on this planet knows why this sequence of numbers HAS to end with 1!!
The full version of the Polynomial
Plotter (above) can be found here.This MS-Windows
will accept any standard function
for input and return its graph on a prescribed interval. It will also find
its roots and extrema and calculate function values as well. A README file
is included which should be read! Platforms include MS-Windows 3.1, 3.1.1,
95, 98 and NT 4.0 (all on the same executable). For sample screenshots
and help file