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From Secant Lines to Tangent L...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Sketchpad 
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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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Secant/ Tangent Applet

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Computer 
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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) 
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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Tangent Lines and Their Slopes...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Computer 
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A quiz (with answers) on the slopes of tangent lines to functions.
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Principles of Calculus Modelin...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Computer 
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Exercises on the slopes of tangent lines to functions.
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Slopes and Derivatives

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Sketchpad 
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This activity demonstrates one of the many ways Sketchpad can be used in a calculus or math analysis class. Students manipulate a tangent line to a curve to investigate what it means for a curve to ha...
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Graphing f '(x): Increasing, D...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Sketchpad 
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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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secants.m

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Computer 
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A mathematica file used to create animations that illustrate secant lines converging to a tangent.
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tangent.m

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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A Mathematica program used to produce an animation of zooming in on a tangent.
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SecantTangent.java

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Source code for the SecantTangent applet.
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Secant/ Tangent

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Computer 
Tool 

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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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Tangent Lines and Their Slopes

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Computer 
Tool 

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RealMedia movies of worked problems on finding the slopes of tangent lines to functions.
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Tangent Lines

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Flash 
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Animated description of the tangent line as a limit of secant lines through a point.
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Secant line approximations to ...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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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 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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Tangent Line

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

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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View the tangent as the limit of secant lines.
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Property of Cycloid

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Investigate the tangent to a cycloid.
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Formula Graphing Applets

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Graph a function and its secant line segment.
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Graphing a Function and Its Ta...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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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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Secant Lines

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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View the slope of secant lines to a function.
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Vertical Scaling

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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Stretch or squeeze a parabola and watch the direction of its tangent line change.
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EggMath: Embryo Calculus  Tan...

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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View the tangent line as the limit of secant lines.
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Differentials and Differences

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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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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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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