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Building a Rainbow

This demonstration is part of a Calculus laboratory being developed for the University of Minnesota Calculus Initiative. This particular lab uses ideas from calculus to understand the formation of a rainbow. It uses an interactive application that allows the participants to gather experimental data and then analyse it using single-variable calculus techniques.

The interactive portion presented here is from the section titled "Rainbows: Exploration", but you may wish to read other portions of the lab before proceeding to the exploration.

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Created: Nov 30 1995 --- Last modified: Thu Jul 18 17:59:31 1996