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L'Hopital's Rule (Calculus) 
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Uses l'Hopital's rule to find the limit as x goes to infinity of (1+1/x)^x.
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Shortest Ladder over a Fence

Optimization and extrema (Calculus) 
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What is the length of the shortest ladder that can reach from the ground over the fence to the wall of the building? Experiment, then see the solution.
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Simple Graph (Parametric Funct...

Planar curves  param. form (Calculus) 
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Graph various parametric functions.
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Simple Graph (Polar Coordinate...

Planar curves  polar form (Calculus) 
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Draw various functions in polar coordinates.
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Slope Field

Slope fields (Calculus) 
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Choose various slope fields, or enter your own, and draw solution curves or families of solution curves.
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Slope Field Calculator

Differential equations (Calculus)+ 
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This is a very flexible Java applet for producing slope fields for ODE's of the form y' = f(x,y). User controls window settings, initial conditions, and other parameters.
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Slope Fields

Slope fields (Calculus) 
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Definition of a slope field. The Slope Fields Calculator draws integral curves in a particular slope field.
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Slope Fields and Euler’s Metho...

Euler's Method (Calculus) 
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Use Euler's Method to approximate solutions to the differential equation dy/dx = x/y.
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Solution Finder

Applications of Derivatives (Calculus) 
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Uses Newton's Method to approximate the roots of a function.
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Some MaxMin Problems

Optimization and extrema (Calculus) 
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A collection of maximization and minimization problems: maximize the areas of various regions, and investigate the behavior of a falling ball.
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The Fastest Route

Optimization and extrema (Calculus) 
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What is the fastest route through the desert and along the road to the town? Experiment, then see the solution.
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The FirstOrder Differential E...

Slope fields (Calculus) 
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Draw curves based on certain slope fields.
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The Longest Ladder

Optimization and extrema (Calculus) 
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What is the length of the longest ladder that can be carried around a corner? Experiment, then see the solution.
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The MovingMan Project

Velocity, speed, accel. (Calculus) 
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Move a stick figure of a man back and forth, and see the resulting graphs of his position, velocity, and acceleration versus time.
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Timmy's Magical Adventure

Optimization and extrema (Calculus) 
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Timmy has to travel across a river to save a group of orphans from a burning house. Enter Timmy's walking and rowing speeds, and see his ideal path.
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Velocity and Acceleration

Velocity, speed, accel. (Calculus) 
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Investigate the position and velocity of a pickup truck traveling back and forth on a road.
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Coulomb's Law

Velocity, speed, accel. (Calculus) 
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Explore the interactions of two particles based on the direction and magnitude of their charges, and on their initial positions.
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Derivative Quiz 2

Applications of Derivatives (Calculus) 
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An interactive quiz on increasing/ decreasing tests, first and second derivative tests for maxima and minima, and related rates. Gives hints and calculates score.
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Fossil Fuel Emissions and the ...

Numerical soln. of diff. eqns. (Calculus) 
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Explore this model of the carbon cycle to investigate whether to buy a hybrid car or a regular gasfueled car. Change the parameters of the modeled system and examine the effects on the system in grap...
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Newton's Method

Newton's Method (Calculus) 
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Generates tables using Newton's Method to find the roots of an equation of the form f(x) = x^n  a.
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Newton's Method Program for f(...

Applications of Derivatives (Calculus) 
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Enter a function, its derivative, and an initial guess, and display a table with the results of several iterations of Newton's Method.
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Parachute Drag

Velocity, speed, accel. (Calculus) 
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Explore the effects of mass, displacement, and drag on the functioning of a parachute in this simulation.
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Plate Tectonics and the Rock C...

Numerical soln. of diff. eqns. (Calculus) 
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Change the parameters of this model of the earth's rock cycle to find out how the crust formed, what is currently happening to it, and what could happen in the future.
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Projectile Motion Model

Velocity, speed, accel. (Calculus) 
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Figure angles and velocities of thrown objects in this simulation. Questions walk students through their explorations of throwing a football or reconstructing a car accident.
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Tailgating Model

Velocity, speed, accel. (Calculus) 
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Explore how reaction time and following distance affect stopping times for two cars in this simulation. Questions prompt students to understand the graphs of results.
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