Mathematical Visualization and Online Experiments

Konrad Polthier


The future of mathematical communication is strongly related with the internet. On a number of examples, the present paper gives a futuristic outlook how mathematical visualization imbedded in the internet will provide new insight into complex phenomena, influence the international cooperation of researchers, and allow to create online hyperbooks combining interactive experiments and mathematical texts.

Using the software JavaView we discuss practical aspects of online publications and give technical details on the ease of implementations. The online version of this paper is a sample interactive document with visualization examples and numerical experiments.

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