Reviews and Testimonials
What I find so compelling and instructive about the book is the abundance of screen captures from the various software programs. Everything from professional computer-algebra systems, such as Mathematica, Maple, and Matlab, to Java applets, to calculator programs to other programs not commonly encountered is discussed in the context of a real-world scenario. By drawing a direction field, for example, a student can explore long-term behavior without thinking solely about getting an analytic solution. [...] For educators who want several examples in multiple technology platforms, this book accomplishes its goal: Start with a problem and encourage students to describe the behavior without finding explicit solutions. We already know the technology can solve the equations. Why not think about the problem visually?
– Dr. Michael Huber, Muhlenberg College. CODEE Journal.