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Slope

  

Find the slope of a line

 

Calling Sequence

Parameters

Description

Examples

Calling Sequence

Slope(p1, p2)

Slope(L, x)

Slope(f, x1, x2, x)

Parameters

p1

-

2-element list or 2-Vector

p2

-

2-element list or 2-Vector

L

-

line, as expression or operator

x

-

(optional) variable in L or f

f

-

expression or operator

x1

-

algebraic

x2

-

algebraic

Description

• 

The command Slope(p1, p2) computes the slope of the line through the points p1 and p2.

• 

The command Slope(L) computes the slope of the line defined by L.  If L is given as an expression, it should be a polynomial of degree one in one variable.  If L is given as an operator, it should take a single argument, and evaluation at a symbolic value should produce a polynomial of degree one in that variable.  The command Slope(L, x) computes the slope of the line defined by the algebraic expression L considered as a function of the variable x.

• 

The command Slope(f, x1, x2) computes the slope of the secant line joining (x1,f(x1)) and (x2,f(x2)).  The command Slope(f, x1, x2, x) does the same in the case when f is an expression returning the slope of the line between (x1,eval(f,x=x1)) and (x2,eval(f,x=x2)).

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This command is part of the Student[Precalculus] package, so it can be used in the form Slope(..) only after executing the command with(Student[Precalculus]).  However, it can always be used in the form Student[Precalculus][Slope](..).

Examples

withStudent[Precalculus]:

Slope0,0,1,2

2

(1)

Slope0,0,1,2

2

(2)

Slope0,0,1,2

2

(3)

Slope1

0

(4)

Slope3x4

3

(5)

Slopemx+b,x

m

(6)

Slopesin,0,π2

2π

(7)

Slopex2+2x3,1,4

5

(8)

Slopeax2+bx+c,0,1,x

a+b

(9)

See Also

Distance

Line

Midpoint

 


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