3D-XplorMath is a freely available Mathematical Visualization program. To download your personal copy of the latest version, click on the Download tab above. The older Pascal version runs only on Macintosh computers, but there is also a cross-platform Java version, called 3D-XplorMath-J, and while it has fewer features and Exhibits, we hope eventually to give it all the functionality of its older Pascal brother.
The program presents itself as series of galleries of different categories of interesting mathematical objects, ranging from planar and space curves to polyhedra and surfaces to ordinary and partial differential equations, and fractals.
Moreover, the carefully chosen default parameters and viewing options may be changed by the user so that each gallery is turned into a experimental lab.
Each exhibit has its own online documentation with suggestions for how to explore it further. We hope in this way to make the program useful to the interested layperson, the teacher, and the research scientist
We have created a series of short tutorial movies explaining various features of the program and also some interesting ways in which it can be used. In particular, you can click here to see a basic introduction to 3D-XplorMath and some of its Exhibits.
Another interesting sequence of movies can be found here. These show the time-development of what are called Ward Solitons.
Most Exhibits of the Pascal version of 3D-XplorMath have associated to them a so-called "About This Object" PDF file that explains the mathematics behind the pictures. We have collected these files in a hypertext Collected_ATOs for reading and/or downloading as a single inter-linked pdf file.
Note: Now requires OS X 10.6 or later
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