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-1-1Microsoft Excel as a Visual [Basic] Teaching and Learning Tool
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<p>This site shows some of what Microsoft Excel can offer as a programming environment for the creation of interactive teaching and learning tools.</p><p>The available "interactive" Excel files</p><p>Primarily for Undergraduates in an Experiments-based Course<br />- Demand, supply and equilibrium <br />- Unit tax <br />- Prohibition <br />- Labor market problems <br />- Pollution <br />- Long-run equilibrium <br />- Productivity <br />- Comparative advantage <br />- Bargaining</p><p>Primarily for More Advanced Microeconomics and Quantitative Work <br />- Comparative statics <br />- Preferences <br />- Isoquants Contract curves <br />- Walrasian equilibrium <br />- Game theory <br />- Statistics and probability <br />- Financial Pure mathematics <br />- Physics</p>Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:22:02 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMath :: conic sections :: parabola
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By means of three spin buttons, the user specifies the parameters of a parabola: the quadratic- and linear-term coefficients and the vertical intercept. An accompanying chart updates automatically. Seven additional spin buttons give the user control of the chart and three buttons reset the values, place the vertex in the chart and return a point on the parabola to the vertex. Click on the image, above left, for a screen capture of the interface.Tue, 26 Apr 2005 07:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMath: conic sections; eccentricity
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By means of four spin buttons, the user specifies the directrix, the focus and the eccentricity for a conic section; an accompanying chart updates automatically. Six additional spin buttons give the user control of the chart and three command buttons respectively initialize an ellipse, hyperbola and parabola. Click on the image, above left, for a screen capture of the interface.Thu, 24 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: chi-squared
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By means of two spin buttons, the user changes the degrees of freedom and a particular value of a chi-squared distributed random variable. Two probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Wed, 23 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: exponential
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By means of two spin buttons, the user changes the parameter in the density function and a particular value of an exponentially-distributed random variable. Two probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Wed, 23 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: uniform
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By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the interval over which a uniformly distributed random variable is defined and an interval of values for the random variable; various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Sun, 27 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: Weibull
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By means of three spin buttons, the user changes the parameters of the distribution and the value of a Weibull-distributed random variable. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Tue, 22 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: beta
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By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the parameters "alpha" and "beta" and two values of a beta-distributed random variable. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Wed, 23 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: extreme-value
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By means of two spin buttons, the user changes the parameter in the density function and a particular value of an extreme-value distributed random variable. Two probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Wed, 23 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: F-distribution
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By means of three spin buttons, the user changes the degrees of freedom and the value of an F-distributed random variable. Two probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Wed, 23 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: gamma
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By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the parameters "alpha" and "beta" and two values of a gamma-distributed random variable. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Tue, 22 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: normal
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By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the values of the mean and variance and two values of a normally distributed random variable; various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Thu, 24 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: continuous :: student's-t
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By means of three spin buttons, the user changes the degrees of freedom and two values of a student's-t distributed random variable. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf update automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this worksheet should be intuitive.Tue, 22 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: discrete :: binomial
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By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the values of n, the number of trials (from 1 to 25); p, the probability of "success"; and two values of the discrete random variable X. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf are updated automatically. (A pull-down menu allows the user to change the amount by which probability p is stepped.) Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this sheet should be intuitive.Wed, 23 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: discrete :: geometric
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By means of four spin buttons, the user changes the values of p, the probability of "success" and two values of the discrete random variable X. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf are updated automatically. (A pull-down menu allows the user to change the amount by which probability p is stepped up or down.) Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this sheet should be intuitive.Tue, 22 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleProbability :: discrete :: Poisson
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By means of three spin buttons, the user changes the values of lambda and two values of the discrete random variable X. Various probabilities and the graph with the pdf and cdf are updated automatically. Click on the image, above left; "how to use" this module should be intuitive.Sun, 27 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMicro theory :: Long-run Cost: The envelope theorem
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By means of four spin buttons, the user sets the parameters for a parabola and the parabolic path of its vertex so that the implied family of parabolas generate an envelope that is also a parabola. An accompanying graph automatically updates. Another spin button gives the user some control over the spacing of five parabolas in the family. A sixth spin button allows the user to slide the "base" parabola along the envelope. Click the image above left to see a screen capture of the interface. Jon Peltier of Peltier Technical Services, Inc., <www.peltiertech.com> contributed materially to this module.Thu, 07 Apr 2005 07:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMicro theory :: contract curves :: Cobb-Douglas and Cobb-Douglas
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By means of four spin buttons, the user sets the relative values of the exponents in the Cobb-Douglas utility functions and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface.Mon, 28 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMicro theory :: contract curves :: perfect complements and Cobb-Douglas
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By means of five spin buttons, the user sets the coefficients for the indifference curves for the perfect complements, the relative values of the exponents in the Cobb-Douglas utility function and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface.Mon, 28 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMicro theory :: contract curves :: perfect complements and perfect complements
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By means of six spin buttons, the user fixes the coefficients for the indifference curves for the perfect complements and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface.Mon, 21 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMicro theory :: contract curves :: perfect complements and perfect substitutes
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By means of five spin buttons, the user fixes the coefficients for the indifference curves for the perfect complements, the perfect substitutes, and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface.Mon, 21 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMicro theory :: contract curves :: perfect substitutes and Cobb-Douglas
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By means of four spin buttons, the user sets the slope of the straight-line indifference curves, the relative values of the exponents in the Cobb-Douglas utility function and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface.Mon, 28 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMicro theory :: contract curves :: perfect substitutes and perfect substitutes
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By means of four spin buttons, the user fixes the coefficients for the indifference curves for the perfect substitutes and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface.Mon, 21 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University CarbondaleMicro theory :: contract curves :: quasi-linear preferences and Cobb-Douglas
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By means of five spin buttons, the user sets the parameters for the quasi-linear and Cobb-Douglas preferences and the endowments of two goods. The accompanying graph automatically updates, showing the contract curve between the two traders. Click the image above left to see the interface.Mon, 21 Mar 2005 08:00:00 GMTThomas Mitchell Southern Illinois University Carbondale