Two Variable Function Pump

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Use a function to operate on two variables. Pupils look at operating with complex numbers as a function of two variables. The interactive squares the input and adds a constant to it. Learners visualize the resulting output and its relationship to the input. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Include a lesson on operating with complex numbers
  • Use the interactive to demonstrate the geometric representation of operations of complex numbers
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should have an understanding of how to represent complex numbers in rectangular form
  • Introduces the building blocks to the Mandelbrot set
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  • Includes links to discussions about related topics
  • Provides hints to the instructor of questions students might ask
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