Teaching the spirit of computational science

  • Dean Sanders
Track 14: Computer Science Education
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 507)


The development of sophisticated visualization techniques, has led to increased interest in computational science. Students need direct experience with the relationship between computation, theory, and experimentation. Activities related to approximating the roots of a complex function are an excellent means of providing this experience.


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    Pickover, C. A Note on Chaos and Halley's Method. Communications of the ACM 31, 11 (Nov. 1988), 1326–1328.MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean Sanders
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  1. 1.Applied Computer ScienceIllinois State UniversityNormal

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