Calculus Java Applets
NOTES on using the Java applet version of CalcPlot3D and other Java applets:
Firefox (starting with version 52 that released mid-March 2017) no longer supports Java applets like the Java version of CalcPlot3D and the CalcGrapher applet. (Chrome has not supported Java applets since 2015.)
There are still some options to continue to run Java applets, but these options are limited and not ideal.
Java applets will still run in Internet Explorer 11.
They also run in old versions of Firefox (version 51 and before) and in the Extended Support Release version of Firefox, versions 52 – 52.9 (see below) which has itself now been retired. Here is a link to download the most recent release of this version: ESR Firefox v.52.9.0 June 25, 2018 (EXE)
If the Java applets on this site still do not work for you on a computer using the Extended Support Release of Firefox or Internet Explorer 11, you most likely need to install the newest version of the Java Plugin on your browser.
Eventually, even this option will likely go away, as all versions of Java after Java 8 (i.e., starting with Java 9) no longer even support the Java Plugin for the browsers.
CalcPlot3D Java Applet related Articles, Awards, Links and Documentation:
- Online article on the Java version of CalcPlot3D from Fall 2011 in the MAA’s MathDL journal, LOCI Resources: CalcPlot3D, an Exploration Environment for Multivariable Calculus.
- LOCI Resources
- My project page on MERLOT: A collection of online resources for teaching and learning. My project was awarded the MERLOT Classics Award for Mathematics for 2011. For more details, refer to MERLOT’S Peer Review Processes.
- This project was also awarded the 2010 ICTCM Award.
- CalcPlot3D is included as a resource in the Multivariable Calculus Course Community at the MAA’s MathDL website. (Also see the main MAA Course Community page.) Please visit the CalcPlot3D resource page and RATE it! Also please consider adding a comment (anonymous) and/or start/add to a discussion thread about this applet and how you have used it. There are also a number of other useful resources for teaching/learning multivariable calculus in this collection that you may find useful.
The following PDF document and online Help pages give help on how to use the Java version of CalcPlot3D.