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Tangent Planes to Quadratic Surfaces
Four different quadratic functions are used to define surfaces. You can vary the point of tangency. The tangent plane is given by the first-order Taylor polynomial approximation
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Gerhard Schwaab
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Chantal Lorbeer
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Contributed by:
Gerhard Schwaab
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Chantal Lorbeer
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