Authors: Steve Dugaro (CECM) and
Konrad Polthier (TU-Berlin)
The momentum for the JavaviewLib project was initiated in the summer of 2000
by Dr. Jonathan Borwein, director of the Center for Experimental and Constructive
Mathematics, and Dr. Konrad Plothier, head of Experimental Mathematics and
Visualization at Technical University Berlin, following the
Live Collaborative Mathematics
conference at Simon Fraser University. Efforts were aimed at using
JavaView to preserve the dynamic viewing
capability of Maple for mathematically generated plot objects upon export to the web.
By the end of the summer a prototype was in place, and funding by the
Telelearning NCE and
MathResources allowed for a
complete Maple package to be developed. With this package, any maple plot
object can be exported through a variety of ways into a superior viewing
environment. Furthermore JavaViewLib allows for models created in a variety
of other software packages to be effortlessly imported into Maple worksheets.
In keeping with the spirit of the presentations at the recent conference on
Multimedia Tools for Communicating
Mathematics, this gallery provides a glimpse into the exciting possibilities
of combining JavaView and Maple into web based documents.