Keywords: symbolic differentiation, web based systems, learning tools, ICT in Education


The article presents an online system for symbolic differentiation. It shows how derivatives are calculated. The trees are used for internal representation of formulas. Derivatives are generated by tree transformations. Presented algorithms are part of the microsystems simulator Dero. They are required by the calculation algorithms such as Newton-Raphson. They can be used to generate derivatives in model description languages and for automatic derivative calculation. DerivWWW can be used in didactics. The system can serve as a tool for students to count function derivatives at the point. It can also be used in teaching on the technical fields of study. Symbolic derivatives are saved in the Tex format, allowing easy integration with other software. The developed and implemented algorithms are discussed. Examples of use are given.


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Author Biography

Paweł Plaskura, Faculty of Social Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University, Branch in Piotrków Trybunalski, Piotrków Trybunalski
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How to Cite
Plaskura, P. (2017). DERIVWWW - WEB-BASED SYMBOLIC DIFFERENTIATION SYSTEM. Information Technologies and Learning Tools, 60(4), 254-263.
ICT and learning tools in the higher education establishments