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...
