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Student[Precalculus][FunctionSlopeTutor] - estimate the slope of a curve by displaying a sequence of secant lines

Calling Sequence

FunctionSlopeTutor(f, pt)

Parameters

f

-

(optional) algebraic expression in at most one variable

pt

-

(optional) constant, or expression of the form name=constant, where name is the indeterminate in f. The default is 0

Description

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The FunctionSlopeTutor(f) command launches a tutor interface that estimates the slope of the curve f at the point 0, by displaying a sequence of secant lines.

  

If f is not specified, FunctionSlopeTutor uses a default function.

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The FunctionSlopeTutor(f, pt) command launches a tutor interface that estimates the slope of the curve f at the point pt, by displaying a sequence of secant lines.

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If an expression in one variable is specified, the tutor replaces the variable name with x.

Examples

withStudent[Precalculus]:

FunctionSlopeTutor

FunctionSlopeTutorx3+3x2+x3

FunctionSlopeTutorx3+3x2+x3,x=2

See Also

Student, Student[Precalculus], Student[Precalculus][FunctionSlopePlot], Student[Precalculus][InteractiveOverview]


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