
06443530
j
2015d.00734
Ecker, Michael W.
When the floor meets the ceiling.
Math. Comput. Educ. 49, No. 1, 613 (2015).
2015
MATYC Journal, Old Bethpage, NY
EN
I20
P20
noncontinuous functions
leastinteger function
ceiling function
greatestinteger function
floor function
calculus
mathematical applications
rounding
postage costs
card trick
Mersenne primes
large numbers
calendar
computer programming
From the text: Some computer science students as well as some calculus students encounter the floor function. The latter typically are presented it solely as a counterexample within the topics of limits and continuity. Surely there are other good uses for the greatestinteger function.