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Adding remote computational capabilities to dynamic geometry systems

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Escribano Martínez, Jesús and Abánades, Miguel A. and Botana, Francisco (2010) Adding remote computational capabilities to dynamic geometry systems. Mathematics and computers in simulation, 80 (6). pp. 1177-1184. ISSN 0378-4754

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A Dynamic Geometry System (DGS) is a computer application that allows the exact drawing and dynamic manipulation of geometric constructions. DGS have been the paradigm of new technologies applied to Math education, but some authors have claimed that some symbolic capabilities should be added to this systems. We present an example of communication between the commercial DGS Cabri, The Geometer’s Sketchpad and Cinderella and two Computer Algebra Systems (CAS), Mathematica and CoCoA. The tool is a web application designed to symbolically process locus, proof and discovery tasks on geometric diagrams. Named LAD (Locus–Assertion–Discovery), it is a remote add-on for the three DGS. LAD is a prototype oriented to research users. We also describe LADucation, a one-click educational version of LAD. By just uploading the file generated by the considered DGS, graphs and equations of geometric loci are computed.


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Applications of Computer Algebra 2007 (ACA 2007) special session on Nonstandard Applications of Computer Algebra .-- Computational Biomechanics and Biology, a collection of papers presented at the 1st IMACS International Conference on the Computational Biomechanics and Biology ICCBB 2007

Subjects:Sciences > Computer science
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Deposited On:16 Jan 2014 12:00
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