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Visit this site: http://www.langara.bc.ca/mathstats/resource/GraphExplorer/

Author:Alan Cooper, Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, Langara College
Description: A JAVA-based graphing utility. This applet is designed to allow you to zoom in and out smoothly, or to pan across the graphs of functions that you define. Use it to display the graphs of functions that you want to study, either individually or in families labelled by "parameters" such as m*x+b or a*x^2+b*x+c; to note how the intercepts and other properties of these examples depend on the parameters, and relate those observations to what you have learned about linear and quadratic functions; to observe the family of functions given by b^x for various values of b, and identify the number e as the b-value giving slope 1 at x = 0; to observe, with the aid of the zoom feature, the "local linearity" of various functions; or to explore other topics that you want to learn about with the aid of the Department's pages of Internet resources for the mathematics student, organized by topic (pre-calculus, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, statistics) and by category (tools, courses, demonstrations, general catalogues, and organisations & institutions), to which you are invited to contribute. From South Vancouver, B.C.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Linear Algebra, Calculus (Single Variable), Ordinary Differential Equations, Graphing of Functions, Trigonometry, Statistics

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