Function Grapher and Mandelbrot Explorer
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Function Grapher and Mandelbrot Explorer

Function Grapher and Mandelbrot Explorer


Published: February 3, 2019 0 0 372
By: Nathaniel Krueper, Cal Poly Pomona
Category: Mathematics
Hashtags: #Calculus #Functions #GUI #Javaapplication #Mathematics #Modeling

During my class on Data Structures and Algorithms, one of my assignments was to use a stack to make a function parser. The algorithm was given, and it handled variables, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. I was inspired to expand on this parser and use it to implement a Function class, where a math function was represented by a Java object. This allowed for functions to find the derivative and Taylor Series of a function, among other things.

The ideas for the project expanded, and graphing the rectangular functions, as well as polar and parametric functions were added. A side project was also added where you can view and zoom in on the Mandelbrot set. This is in a separate main method.