Calculus Connections explores mathematical theory and its applications in the world around us through richly produced video, sound and interactive simulations. Each volume consists of eight multimedia modules and a corresponding workbook. Modules begin by presenting a real-life application of a calculus concept -- a plane taking off, a bridge collapsing, a skydiver jumping, etc. Students discover how changing variables or conditions will affect the model and consequently the physical application. Predefined routes through the material take approximately 45 minutes to complete. One can also plot, manipulate and save 2D or 3D graphs, or obtain additional information through online references. John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, (800) 225-5945, www.wiley.com. W
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.