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Visualize mathematical terms

  1. Sep 2, 2012 #1
    hello!

    I think it would help alot to visualize mathematical terms

    I would like to see the graphs of various f(x), then their f'(x), their f''(x), in order to understand what derivatives mean

    example:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Graph_of_sliding_derivative_line.gif

    same with differential equations, geometrical terms, probability terms, etc

    is there a website that actually visualizes all these?

    thanks!
     
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  3. Sep 2, 2012 #2

    chiro

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    Re: visualization

    Hey mather.

    Typically you do this kind of thing in something like Mathematica or Maple but these programs are expensive. If you are a university student though, you should see if one of your computer labs has a copy for you to use (you may have to be enrolled in a particular course to gain access to it though).

    You should check out this and read how to get multiple output for your functions and derivatives:

    http://www.wolframalpha.com/
     
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