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Tool: Differentiating Powers of x (polynomials)
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Description: This applet investigates differential calculus of powers of x (polynomials). You can plot the primary function ( (x) ), its first derivative (differential, the gradient function) ( '(x) ) and its second derivative ( ''(x), the gradient of the gradient ) side by side for comparison. Use the applet to investigate increasing and decreasing functions, maximum, minimum and other turning points. See how the first and second differentials vary with the primary function.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Ron Barrow
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Courses: Calculus Concept of the Derivative, Graphical & numerical, Derivative as a Function, Second Derivatives