>"John Gabriel" <email@example.com> wrote in message >news:firstname.lastname@example.org... The following link is typical of most shit that you will find on the internet:
>What you have are highly stupid academics spewing out their filthy >ignorance.
>I'll address some of the rot:
>"This is the instantaneous rate of change of f. As h becomes smaller, the >average rate of change approaches the instantaneous rate of change."
>Chuckle. It's just the slope of the tangent line to f at x. Nothing >"instantaneous". I gave the local morons several problems but they were >unable to answer any of them.
>"Geometrically, this is the slope of the tangent line to the graph of f at >x."
>Indeed. And nothing instantaneous about it.
>"As x changes from x to x+h, the "change in x" is h, written Delta x = h."
>I think the moron who compiled the web page meant as x changes from x+h to >x. It still doesn't change the fact that he or she is wrong. In fact, x is >NOT changing at any instant. Since f(x) is given by a predetermined >function for all x, nothing ever changes.
>This bullshit came to pass because old Newton did not know what he was >doing. Modern morons cannot understand that Newton was using a kludgy >approach in finding the slope of a special straight line/tangent object.
>And what would this comment be, without an applet for highly stupid >academics?