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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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WebGrapher

Tangent line (Calculus) 
Java Applet 
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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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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 
Support Material 

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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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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