Differentiation From First Principles Explorer
- Richard Trimble
Using the chord approximation to the tangent write down the gradient of the tangent to at the following points: (1,1) (2,4) (3,9) Do you notice any relationships between the co-ordinates of the point and your answers?
Try editing the function f(x) to be (HINT type x^3) Explore the value of the gradient at the points below but using the chord approximation to the tangent. (1,1) (2,8) (3,27) Do you notice a relationship between the co-ordinates of your point and your answer