Visualize mathematical terms

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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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chiro
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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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