Synopses & Reviews
There are many problems which current user interfaces either do not handle well or do not address at all. The contributions to this volume concentrate on three main areas: interactive books, computer-aided instruction, and visualization. They range from a description of a framework for authoring and browsing mathematical books and of a tool for the direct manipulation of equations and graphs to the presentation of new techniques, such as the use of chains of recurrences for expediting the visualization of mathematical functions. Students, researchers, and developers involved in the design and implementation of scientific software will be able to draw upon the presented research material here to create ever-more powerful and user-friendly applications.
Table of Contents
Cohen, A.M., Meertens, L.: The ACELA project: aims and plans. - Quint, V., Vatton, I., Paoli, J.: Active structured documents as user interfaces. - Avitzur, R.: Direct manipulation in a mathematics user interface. - Ravaglia, R., Alper, T., Rozenfeld, M., Suppes, P.: Successful pedagogical applications of symbolic computation. - Beeson, M.: Design principles of Mathpert: software to support education in algebra and calculus. - Pohjolainen, S., Multisilta, J., Antchev, K.: Hypermedia learning environment for mathematical sciences. - Bachmann, O.: Chains of recurrences for functions of two variables and their application to surface plotting. - Arsac, O., Dalmas, S., Gaetano, M.: Algorithm animation with Agat. - Delest, M., Fédou, J.-M., Melancon, G., Rouillon, N.: Computation and images in combinatorics.