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Dan Christensen

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Re: 1.90 - What is a tangent line anyway?
Posted: Jul 8, 2014 12:54 AM
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On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:32:01 AM UTC-4, iwa...@gmail.com wrote:

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> Of course, that's what Newton did. He changed the definition of slope from angle to tan (angle).


And Newton met with considerable more success with his calculus that you will ever meet with your deeply flawed Wacky New Calculus, John Gabriel. You can even handle the derivative of a linear function.


> There is NO such thing as an instantaneous rate.

Perhaps not in your Wacky New Calculus, John Gabriel. And that is precisely why it is a useless piece of crap.

Dan
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