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Description: Mark McClure is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville researching real analysis, specifically fractal measure and dimension. Papers on these topics may be downloaded in gzipped PostScript format; a paper involving Julia set algorithms and Mathematica is online, with Mathematica notebook and package available for download. "Functions that fool graphing calculators" information includes example graphs where calculators miss important features, comments on using graphing calculators in the classroom, and a Mathematica package (available for download) that mimics graphing calculator results. Java applets demonstrate the Julia sets related to different points on the Mandelbrot set. Site features an extensive collection of graphics created with Mathematica, with comments on their creation; many of the images may be rotated using a Java applet. Graphics include Klein bottles, trefoil and torus knots, fractals, tilings of the Poincaré disk, and an animated lava lamp. A small quote collection has some comments on mathematicians.

Levels: High School (9-12), College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Calculators, Computers, Articles, Quotations, Mathematica, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Real Analysis, Fractals, Hyperbolic Geometry, Symmetry/Tessellations, Graphing of Functions, Topology
Math Ed Topics: Calculators

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