clockwise from Dr. Stewart
the above left, J. R. Lara, Jennifer Cha, Gayle Burns, Hong Kha,
Alexander Tascon, Louis Santillan,
This was the original team of CSU
students, staff and
maintaining the NCB web site.
row: Alexander Tascon, Hong Kha, Dimitri Kosturos, Gayle Burns,
Matthew Nelson. Front row: Wing T. (Sterling) Wong, Dr.
Stewart Venit, Dr. Randolph Cooper, Dr. Shirley B. Gray, and Dr. Russ
The 2006 team is
below. From the left, Flavio Argueta,
Matthew Nelson, Shadi Kalbasi, Gayle Burns,
Nicholas Mew, and Jonathan Yee. We work
together on a daily basis in the ELTS
of California State University, Los Angeles.
How to Submit a Curve
Bank (NCB) students,
staff and faculty welcome submissions that illustrate, in a way not
on the printed page, the features of an interesting curve. A typical
includes an animated gif file that displays the curve and, optionally,
an accompanying text file that describes unusual features of the curve,
discusses historical information related to it, or provides interesting
applications of its use. We ask that your submission be relatively
generating hard copy that is not more than one page in length.
|To submit a
1. Create the curve using the
of your choice;
for example, Mathematica, Mathcad, Maple, Derive, or a variety of
2. Animate the curve by creating a
sequence of images
saved as gif files and then using the appropriate software (for
Mathematica, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe ImageReady, or GIF Construction
Save the animation as a single animated gif file. Be sure to use
the < .gif > extension when you make your final "Save As."
3. Create a separate text file, if
like, with interesting
information about the curve (for example, unusual features, historical
information, or special applications). Save the text in a
file; for example, MS Word (.doc) or as plain text.
4. Include your name, affiliation
address, the name of the curve, the equations you used to create it,
a very brief description of the files you are sending. Attach the
gif file and the text file (if applicable) to this e-mail. Please
include references you have used.
5. Send the file(s) as e-mail
attachments, using the email
address of the NCB:
> . You may use the button at the bottom of this page.
Guidelines for Creating the Curve
1. Create a graphic that is 250 to
pixels wide, unless
the animation requires a particularly wide display. In this case, do
exceed 600 pixels.
2. If your graphing software
color and varying
curve thickness, make use of these features. In particular, do not use
3. If your graphing software does
save graphics in
a gif format, paste the images into a graphics program (for example,
PhotoShop or Paint Shop Pro) and save them there.
4. In animating the curve, use a
sufficient number of
images and an appropriate delay time between them to ensure that the
animation is relatively smooth.
Important Notes Concerning Your Submission — Please Read
1. In submitting material to the
(NCB), you ("the author") agree and consent to the following terms:
* No compensation will be paid for
or the rights granted to the NCB regarding this material.
* The author assumes full
for the content
of the submitted material and warrants that this material does not
any patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret.
* The NCB does not assume any
of the submitted material or for determining its functionality.
* The author grants the NCB
authorizes others to duplicate the submitted material.
* The NCB reserves the right to
it deems not suitable for the NCB Web site and to remove any material
the site at any time and without notice.
2. All submitted curves will be
by the National Advisory Board of the National Curve Bank. We will
you, as quickly as possible, as to whether your curve will be published
on the NCB Web site.
We gratefully acknowledge
National Science Foundation
DUE - CCLI Award
Academic Technology Support ATS
for providing the server.
Faculty Instructional Technology Support
FITSC Lab for expertise.
Innovative Instruction Award 2001-2002