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Interfacing Visual Basic And Mathematica To Create An Application For Hyperbolic Geometry

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003



Conference Session

The Use of Technology in Teaching Math

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8.765.1 - 8.765.6



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David Gurney

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Daniel Bankston

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Allen Battles

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Edgar Reyes

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Carl Steidley

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In this paper, we will describe how one can use technology to provide students with graphical representations and animations as they study certain ideas and well-studied objects of hyperbolic geometry, which have application to web-based data structures. These objects and ideas include the Poincare disk model, distances, midpoints, angles, hyperbolic triangles, reflections about hyperbolic lines, and distance- preserving transformations. With regards to the technology, we will discuss an interactive applet that interfaces Visual Basic and Mathematica and shows graphic representations of the ideas and objects just mentioned.

Gurney, D., & Bankston, D., & Battles, A., & Reyes, E., & Steidley, C. (2003, June), Interfacing Visual Basic And Mathematica To Create An Application For Hyperbolic Geometry Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--11421

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