Location

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Student Center Theatre and Twilight Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2019 7:30 PM

Description

Why is this project needed?

❑ Surfaces of Revolution is many student’s first experience with three dimensional mathematical objects.

❑ The calculations required are not the inhibitor of the student’s understanding.

❑ Visualization of these solids along with the appropriate set up are the greatest hindrance to a deep under-standing of surfaces of revolution.

❑ Other tools that create computer generated visualizations of surfaces and curves in space render them as two-dimensional projections of a three dimensional object.

❑ Other tools typically do not have the capabilities of guided instruction, exploration of concepts on carefully chosen examples, and the ability to discover new facets based on user input.

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Faculty Sponsor: Jeremy Becnel (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)

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Surfaces of Revolution in Virtual Reality

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Student Center Theatre and Twilight Ballroom

Why is this project needed?

❑ Surfaces of Revolution is many student’s first experience with three dimensional mathematical objects.

❑ The calculations required are not the inhibitor of the student’s understanding.

❑ Visualization of these solids along with the appropriate set up are the greatest hindrance to a deep under-standing of surfaces of revolution.

❑ Other tools that create computer generated visualizations of surfaces and curves in space render them as two-dimensional projections of a three dimensional object.

❑ Other tools typically do not have the capabilities of guided instruction, exploration of concepts on carefully chosen examples, and the ability to discover new facets based on user input.