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Instantaneous Rate of Change
This Demonstration shows the instantaneous rate of change for different
values of a cubic polynomial. Use the sliders to explore the special points. Also, find
values so that the polynomial has a given instantaneous rate of change, say
.
Contributed by:
Wolfgang Narrath
and
Reinhard Simonovits
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Instantaneous Rate of Change
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http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/InstantaneousRateOfChange/
Contributed by:
Wolfgang Narrath
and
Reinhard Simonovits
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