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Using MuPAD and JavaView to Visualize Mathematics on the Internet

Summary: Using MuPAD and JavaView to Visualize Mathematics on
the Internet
M. Majewski K. Polthier
Zayed University, UAE Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)
majewski@mupad.com polthier@zib.de
Abstract Mathematics education strongly benefits from the interactivity and advanced features
of the Internet. The presentation of mathematical concepts on the Internet may go far beyond
what we could demonstrate in traditional mathematics textbooks. In this paper we demonstrate,
in a number of examples, the additional insight into complex mathematical concepts that can be
gained from 3D interactive visualization embedded into web pages. Mathematical visualization
is improving our teaching environments and the communication between teachers and students.
We combine two mathematical software systems--MuPAD as a development platform and
JavaView for computation and online visualization of interactive mathematics experiments. We
discuss the practical aspects of online publications and show some technical details about how to
develop mathematical experiments on your own. The conference presentation will demonstrate
MuPAD and JavaView components in live-action.
1. Introduction
There is no doubt about the future role of the Internet in education. For many teaching and research
institutions Internet is the main vehicle for publishing and discussing scientific concepts, doing
experiments and cooperate with the global academic community. If we wish to be successful in


Source: Andrzejak, Artur - Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin
Polthier, Konrad - Institut für Mathematik, Freie Universität Berlin


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Mathematics