9887
EXPLORE
LATEST
ABOUT
AUTHORING AREA
PARTICIPATE
Your browser does not support JavaScript or it may be disabled!
Secant and Tangent Lines
This Demonstration illustrates the connection between the secant line and the tangent line at a point on a curve. You can vary the point of tangency and the difference
of the
values of the two points defining the secant line.
Contributed by:
Joshua Fritz
,
Angela Sharp
, and
Chad Pierson
THINGS TO TRY
Slider Zoom
Gamepad Controls
SNAPSHOTS
RELATED LINKS
Secant Approximations
(
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
)
PERMANENT CITATION
Joshua Fritz
,
Angela Sharp
, and
Chad Pierson
"
Secant and Tangent Lines
"
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/SecantAndTangentLines/
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: September 18, 2007
Share:
Embed Interactive Demonstration
New!
Just copy and paste this snippet of JavaScript code into your website or blog to put the live Demonstration on your site.
More details »
Download Demonstration as CDF »
Download Author Code »
(preview »)
Files require
Wolfram
CDF Player
or
Mathematica
.
Related Demonstrations
More by Author
The Tangent Line Problem
Samuel Leung and Michael Largey
Two Tangent Lines to a Parabola
Soledad Mª Sáez Martínez and Félix Martínez de la Rosa
Secant Approximations
Chris Boucher
Finding a Tangent Line to a Parabola
Jon Mormino
Tangent Line Using Many Different Limit Configurations
Soledad María Sáez Martínez and Félix Martínez de la Rosa
Tangent ODE Chase
Michael Trott
Tangent Planes on a 3D Graph
Drew Kozicki
Tangent to a Catenary
Izidor Hafner
Tangent to a Surface
Jeff Bryant and Yu-Sung Chang
Quadratics Tangent to a Cubic
Robert L. Brown
Related Topics
Calculus
High School Calculus and Analytic Geometry
High School Mathematics
High School Precalculus
Browse all topics
Note: To run this Demonstration you need Mathematica 7+ or the free Mathematica Player 7EX
Download or upgrade to
Mathematica Player 7EX
I already have
Mathematica Player
or
Mathematica 7+