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Student[Precalculus][FunctionSlopePlot] - plot successive secant line approximations to the tangent line

Calling Sequence

FunctionSlopePlot(f, pt, opts)




algebraic expression in at most one variable



constant or expression of the form name=constant, where name is the indeterminate in f



(optional) equation(s) of the form option=value, where option is one animation, functionoptions, limitlineoptions, limitpointoptions, lineoptions and pointoptions; specify output options



The FunctionSlopePlot(f, pt) command displays a plot that demonstrates the estimation of a tangent line using successive secant approximations.


The optional parameters opts specify the desired options for the resulting plot.  The available options are:




animation = true/false


Specifies whether to animate the plot. By default, this is set to true.




functionoptions = list


Specifies the plot options for f.




limitlineoptions = list


Specifies the plot options for the tangent line.




limitpointoptions = list


Specifies the plot options for the point pt.




lineoptions = list


Specifies the plot options for the secant lines.




pointoptions = list


Specifies the plot options for the point at which the secant meets f.




caption = anything


A caption for the plot.


The default caption is constructed from the parameters and the command options. caption = "" disables the default caption. For more information about specifying a caption, see plot/typesetting.




For information on including additional plot option(s), see the plot help page.


For information on how to change the default colors, see the Student [SetColors] help page.




To play the following animation in this help page, right-click (Control-click, on Macintosh) the plot to display the context menu.  Select Animation > Play.


See Also

plot/typesetting, Student, Student[Precalculus], Student[Precalculus][FunctionSlopeTutor], Student[Precalculus][VisualizationOverview]

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