Click here for a sample
This small applet is only a proof-of-concept for what hopefully will
develop into a much larger
library of visualization tools which which eventually will include
many additional features ....
((This was a little exercise trying out the event-handling
of JAVA 2 -- before tackling the
large task of updating the vector
field analyzer to JAVA 2........))
At this time we plan to develop a few, considerably more sophisticated
demo applets, and to
design the basic - common - architecture in the form of reusable JAVA-beans.
be flexible and powerful enough to allow undergraduate students and
instructors alike to quickly
develop new applets -- allowing them to concentrate on the mathematical
heart while at the same
time providing a common architecture and basic touch and feel...
Anybody who interested in joining this project please send email to
Note that this applet handles the branch-cuts (when drawing curves in
the right window) generally
correcly and gracefully -- but every once-in-a-while it connects "the
Future versions will allow the user to draw regions, and to enter formulas
for the maps. For sample
images for the later visit the MAPLE-library for the 1999 Fall class
This trial worked for me -- to learn enough JAVA 2 to update the
vector field analyzer -- but it appears to be rather finicky: AT
some times it runs well under IE 5 and NETSCAPE 4.6, but at other
times it just can't start NETSCAPE.........
too bad, the playing time of Xmas break is over, and
I may not have time to revisit this exploratory design unitl much
later in the spring......