Downloadable simulation: Quadratic practice (Mathematica)

Posted on August 23, 2010 by

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Downloadable simulation that lets you get a feel for how a second degree polynomial (aka, quadratic) changes shape when you fiddle with its coefficients.

Adjust the coefficients of the parabola to hit all of the dots. Then, click the button to get a new set of dots.
Good for constant acceleration problems, since distance vs. time is a quadratic for this situation.

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Mathematica is a program that let’s computers simulate complex mathematics using files calledMathematica notebooks. To run the simulation you must first download a Mathematica player(free!) and then download any notebooks you want to run.

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