A Gallery of Visualization DEMOS for Related Rate Problems

The following is a gallery of demos for visualizing common related rate situations. These animations can be used by instructors in a classroom setting or by students to aid in acquiring a visualization background relating to the steps for solving related problems. Two file formats, gif and mov are available.

  1. The gif animations should run on most systems and the file sizes are relatively small. 

  2. The mov animations require the QuickTime Player (version 5) which is a free download available by clicking here; these file are also small. (The mov files may not execute properly in old versions of QuickTime.) 

  3. The collection of animations in gif and mov format can be downloaded; see the 'bulk' zipped download category at the bottom of the following table.

General problem description. Animation Sample Click to view the gif file. Click to view the mov file.
Airplane & observer.

Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
Conical sand pile. Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
Sliding ladder. Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
Raising ladder. Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
Shadow of a walking figure.

Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
Oil spill. Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
Rolling snowball.

Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
Trip around an ellipse. Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
Opening a rectangle in a "paint" routine.

Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
Runner along the base path from first to second.

Click to see gif animation Click to see mov animation
 

Zipped 'bulk' downloads ==>

Click here to download the set of animated gifs. Click here to download the set of animated movs.


Credits:  This demo was developed by 

David R. Hill
Department of Mathematics 
Temple University

and is included in Demos with Positive Impact with his permission.



1/02/2003     last updated 1/02/2003