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Animation of secants approachi...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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An animation of secant lines approaching the tangent to a parabola. Shows the slope of each secant line.
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Derivate

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Begin understanding the meaning of the derivative at a point on a function. View the graph and the equation of the line tangent to any function at any point on the function.
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Derivate

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Begin understanding the meaning of the derivative at a point on a function. View the graph and the equation of the line tangent to any function at any point on the function.
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Derivative Definitions

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Compare tangent and secant lines to a function.
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Derivative Function

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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A Java applet that introduces the derivative as a function, with questions to answer using the applet. Includes a rescalable presentation version with large fonts.
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Differentials and Differences

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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An animated illustration of the way a tangent line approximates a function. Shows the same graph at different scales.
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EggMath: Embryo Calculus  Tan...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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View the tangent line as the limit of secant lines.
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Exponential functions, closeu...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Animation of the graph of a^x as a changes. Look for a value of a that makes the slope 1 when x=0.
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Formula Graphing Applets

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Graph a function and its secant line segment.
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From Secant Lines to Tangent L...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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This activity demonstrates one of the many ways Sketchpad can be used in a calculus or math analysis class. Here, students explore the relationship between the slopes of secant lines to a curve...
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Graphing a Function and Its Ta...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Enter a function and its derivative, and see the graph of the function and tangent lines at different points.
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Graphing f '(x): Increasing, D...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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This activity is designed to follow the activities From Secant Lines to Tangent Lines and Slopes and Derivatives [referenced below], but it can easily stand on its own. Using a dynamic t...
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NA_WorkSheet Demo

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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The NA_WorkSheet Demo (beta version) is a collective aggregation of algorithms coded in Java that implements various Numerical Analysis solutions/techniques in one easy to use open source tool. The to...
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On the definition of the deriv...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Experiment with the tangent line to a function. Also includes exercises, solutions, and didactic background.
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Principles of Calculus Modelin...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Exercises on the slopes of tangent lines to functions.
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Property of Cycloid

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Investigate the tangent to a cycloid.
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Secant Line

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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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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A Geometer's Sketchpad document used to create an applet to investigate the connection between secant lines and the tangent to a function at a point.
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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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Secant/ Tangent Applet

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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Detailed directions for producing the Geometer's Sketchpad construction used to create the Secant/ Tangent applet.
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SecantTangent Applet

Tangent line (Calculus) 
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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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