Part
III: Overview of MathMol Tutorials
Part I Geometry
Part II Mathematical Relationships
We live in
a 3Dimensional World yet our textbooks and much of our math curricula
still seemed fixed on 2Dimensions.
Try
this!
Take a look
at the image below. "Do not rotate the image". Below
you see a graph showing the xy axis. Only quadrant 1 (+x,+y)
is shown.
1) Click on
the cube box. What figure appears? Where is the cube? Since we
are viewing the x,y axis the third dimension or +zaxis comes
out of the plane of the screen and is not visible. Now click on
the the xyz box to show the zaxis.
3) Click view
2 (in the view pulldown), the 3Dimensional grid now appears showing
the cube. Try rotating the object within the screen to gain different
perspectives of show how the cube fits into a 3D grid.


To
rotate object hold left mouse button down and slide cursor
arrow over object 
At the end of this textbook are several
tutorials which explore in greater depth the use of Java Mage
to explore 2D and 3D Geometry.
Go
to Carbon 3 Ways...
