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CalcPlot3D, an Exploration Environment for Multivariable Calculus
Course Topic(s): Multivariable Calculus | Surface Integrals | Line Integrals | Double Integrals: Applications | Optimization | Taylor Polynomials, Hessian | Directional Derivatives and Gradients | Partial Derivatives, Differentiability | Graphing Multivariable Functions | Vector-Valued Functions and Velocity/Acceleration | Conic Sections & Quadric Surfaces | Vector Operations | General Tools
CalcPlot3D is a java applet that illustrates many multivariable calculus concepts. The applet itself is located at http://web.monroecc.edu/manila/webfiles/ calcNSF/JavaCode/CalcPlot3D.htm. This entry describes an article in Loci: Resources about the applet with extensive discussion of how it can be used to illustrate dot and cross products, motion in the plane and in space, the TNB-frame, the osculating circle, surfaces, level surfaces, partial derivatives, gradients, Lagrange multiplier optimization, defining the limits of integration for double and triple integrals, parametric surfaces, vector fields, and line integrals.
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Creator(s): Paul Seeburger (Monroe Community College)
Contributor(s): Paul Seeburger (Monroe Community College)
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Resource copyright: Paul Seeburger
This review was published on November 21, 2011
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