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Secant Line

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Experiment with secant lines and the way they approximate the tangent line at a point.
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Secant Line Java Applet

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Investigate the relationship between secant and tangent lines for selected functions.
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Secant Line and Tangent Line

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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View the tangent as the limit of secant lines.
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Secant Lines

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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View the slope of secant lines to a function.
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Secant line approximations to ...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Compare the slope of secant lines on the parabola y = x^2 to the tangent line to the parabola at (1, 1)
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Secant/ Tangent

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Investigate the connection between secant lines and the tangent to a function at a point.
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SecantTangent Applet

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Experiment with secant line approximations to a tangent to a function. Includes extensive directions for customizing the applet.
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Secants and tangent

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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An animation of secant lines approaching the tangent to a parabola; the tangent is also drawn. Shows the slope of each secant line.
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Slope

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Students try to get a tangent line to a function at a point. They have the option of showing a difference quotient and zooming in.
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Tangent Line

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Graph the tangent line to a function at different points.
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Tangent Line

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Enter a function or choose one from the list, and investigate the behavior of a secant line as it approaches the tangent line at a point.
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Tangent Lines and Their Slopes

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Compare secant and tangent lines to the graph of y=x^2 at the point (1,1).
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The Derivative

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Watch the secant line to a function approach the tangent line.
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Vertical Scaling

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Stretch or squeeze a parabola and watch the direction of its tangent line change.
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WebGrapher

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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This is a Java graphing applet that can be used online or downloaded. The purpose it to construct dynamic graphs with parameters controlled by user defined sliders that can be saved as web pages or em...
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Zooming in on a tangent

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Animation showing that the tangent line to a smooth curve is indistinguishable from the curve at high levels of magnification.
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