Group Visualization with [i]Group Explorer[/i] - Summary

Nathan Carter and Brad Emmons

Nathan Carter is in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Bentley College. Brad Emmons is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Utica College.

Computer teaching aids have been making inroads into abstract algebra classrooms for several years, yet their visualization capabilities have not nearly reached their full potential. Group Explorer specifically targets graphical representation of groups for building intuitions and offers a number of features not yet found in any other package. We review its features and give an example of how it can be brought into the classroom for an intuition-building lesson.

© 2005 by Nathan Carter and Brad Emmons
Published December, 2005


Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications