Mathematical Programs In Bbc Basic

Prentice-Hall International

### Information

A set of fully documented programs for GCE A-Level Mathematics, leading up to first-year degree work. For the BBC Microcomputer (Model B) and the Acorn Electron.

Paraplot - parametric curve plotting Quadratic - solving quadratic equations Boole - Venn diagrams and membership tables Triangles - solving triangles using the sine and cosine rules Simul - solving three simultaneous equations with display MaxandMin - maxima and minima and the first two derivatives Rectra - numerical integration by rectangular or trapezoidal approximation Simpson - numerical integration using Simpson's rule Polydiv - demonstration of polynomial division Polynomial - general manipulation of polynomials Sumseries - the summation of series Pascal - displaying and analysing Pascal's triangle Binomial - expanding and evaluating binomial expressions Matmul - matrix multiplication with display Matrices - general matrix operations Lintrans - visualising linear transformations in three dimensions Histogram - plotting a historgram from data Dice - investigating score frequencies Chance - exercises in probability Correl - correlation and regression PermandComb - calculations with permutations and combinations Binsearch - the binary search method for solving equations Iterate - solving equations by iteration Newton - Newton's method for finding the zeroes of a function Recur - generating sequences by forward recurrence Interpol - constructing the interpolating polynomial Diffequat - solving first-order differential equations Complex - manipulating complex numbers Vectors - manipulation of three-dimensional vectors Laminae - finding centroids and moments of inertia of flat bodies Group - checking the group axioms Modulo - an exploration of modulo arithmetic

### First Sentence

The programs in this book are intended to help students studying mathematics at GCE A level, but some of them should be useful at earlier or later stages.