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Visualizing Complex Functions with The Geometer's Sketchpad

Nicholas Jackiw
KCP Technologies, Inc.

6th International Conference on
Technology in Mathematics Teaching
Volos, Greece—October 2003


This paper reviews the possibilities for modeling complex numbers in dynamic geometry software environments, and suggests that as such tools evolve, despite not being specifically adapted to complex analysis, their growing capabilities to support a user's conceptual refocusing on "arbitrary visual mathematics" make them a compelling tool to bring to the introduction to, and analysis of, functions in the complex plane. The particular software used throughout is The Geometer's Sketchpad version 4.

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