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Tangent Line Using Many Different Limit Configurations
The tangent line to the graph of
at
is the limiting position of the secant lines through the two points
and
as
, for any constants
.
Contributed by:
Soledad María Sáez Martínez
and
Félix Martínez de la Rosa
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Reference: W. A. Simpson, "An Illuminating Generalization of the Definition of the Derivative,"
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
,
24
(1), 1993 pp. 152–156.
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Contributed by:
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Félix Martínez de la Rosa
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