The Cinderella.2 Manual

Working with The Interactive Geometry Software

Authors: Richter-Gebert, Jürgen, Kortenkamp, Ulrich H.

  • Thorough documentation of the best geometry and physics simulation and teaching software available
  • Explains the specially developed scripting language, which interacts smoothly with the geometry and physics components
  • The new version .2 adds even greater versatility
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About this Textbook

Cinderella.2, the new version of the well-known interactive geometry software, has become an even more versatile tool than its predecessor. It now consists of three connected parts: An enhanced geometry component with new features like transformations and dynamic fractals, a simulation laboratory to explore basic laws of Newton mechanics, and an easy to use scripting language that enables any user to quickly extend the software even further.

 

The Cinderella.2 Manual is the first book to offer complete instruction and techniques for using Cinderella.2. It contains a wealth of examples, in particular for the CindyScript language which interacts smoothly with the geometry and simulation components, and a complete reference. Cinderella.2 is Math in Motion all the way, and this book provides comprehensive documentation from start to finish.

Reviews

From the reviews of Cinderella.1:

"Cinderella: the interactive geometry software . Springer, 2000. $54.95. CD-ROM 1 disc; user manual of 150p.

Cinderella is a gem: this interactive geometry package offers an environment in which the user can do classic or original constructions with extreme accuracy and ease. Interactive exercises may be created and exported as Web pages, which include necessary Cinderella tools. Hints can be displayed after a specified time interval, and built-in automatic proving capability allows for an immediate check of student solutions. Drawings created are extremely accurate and can be exported as PostScript files. The authors explain, albeit in a sketchy fashion, what goes on behind the scenes in Cinderella constructions; for example, the models are based on Caley-Klein geometries. Cinderella allows constructions in Euclidean, hyperbolic, elliptic, and projective geometry. The fact that Cinderella is written entirely in JAVA allows for a high level of portability. The ease of both construction and exporting applets is amazing. Necessary run-time packages are provided and may be included when users post their constructions and exercises, as long as the use is not for profit. This package far outstrips its competitors (such as The Geometers Sketchpad, Cabrigeometry II) in capability and ease of use. The cost of this package is remarkably low, given its capabilities. A downloadable demo may be found from the publisher (http://www.cinderella.de/) where one will also find a wealth of online documentation, examples, and support. Highly recommended for all teachers and students of geometry from high school through undergraduate level." --

Reviewed by R. L. Pour, Emory and Henry College - CHOICE magazine, 17.1.2001; for complete review see http://www.choicereviews.org

"[...] The first thing that attracted me in Cinderella was its human interface.  [...] At this point you face one of the strongest features of Cinderella: its support of different geometric views. [...] Let me conclude with a good word about the software installation: It's a piece of cake. After 30 seconds or so, you can play."

Reviewed by G.Barequet, Technion Haifa - The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 24, Number 4, 2002

 


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Richter-Gebert, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Theoretical Background

    Richter-Gebert, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

  • Quick-Start Tutorials

    Richter-Gebert, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 41-64

  • Interactive Geometry with Cinderella

    Richter-Gebert, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 67-152

  • The Inspector

    Richter-Gebert, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 153-164

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Hardcover $49.95
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cinderella.2 Manual
Book Subtitle
Working with The Interactive Geometry Software
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-34926-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-34926-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-34924-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50082-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 458
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations, 300 illustrations in colour
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