Sketch the Function from a Sketch of its Derivative Gallery
This a gallery of Excel routines that sketch a y' = f '(x) and simultaneously generate three choices for possible approximations to the graph of the derivative y = f(x). The user is asked to determine which of the three graphs is a good approximation to the graph of y = f(x) based on properties of the f '(x). These demos can be used by instructors as part of classroom demonstrations or can be part of an assignment for students for sketching a the graph of a function given the sketch of its derivative. Each Excel file can be executed or downloaded.
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This gallery was constructed by
Dr. David R. Hill
Department of Mathematics
and is included in Demos with Positive Impact with his permission.
DRH 1/1/07 Last updated 1/1/07