Surfaces and Gradients

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Visualize how gradients relate to surfaces.


The points satisfying for a particular value of form the surface shown. As varies, the surface deforms along the normals defined by the vector field , the gradient of , represented by the arrows.

Due to the complex nature of this Demonstration, there may be a delay between changing the variables and updating the graph.


Contributed by: Nevin Raj (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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