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Secant Becoming Tangent Example

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This code generates a sequence of frames that can be animated to show a secant line approaching the tangent line to a user-supplied curve. In the example shown, the function is y = x^3, and the point of tangency is (1,1).

*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Calculus

Calculus, Secant line, Tangent line, graphics, animation, derivative, SecantLine.ma
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