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Parametric Curves Applet

Parametric Curves Applet

This applet behaves much like a graphing calculator but will simultaneously display the graphs of t versus x(t), t versus y(t), and x(t) versus y(t), on separate sets of axes. The user has additional options to (1) show the progression of points being plotted as t increases; (2) trace simultaneously along all three curves; and (3) trace simultaneously along all three curves with tangent lines. This applet was developed for Calculus III at the University of Oklahoma. It is recommended for introducing parametric curves and their tangent lines.


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