Two rates of change
- Bonni Pulsipher Jones
This applet was designed to help you discover the difference between the average rate of change and instantaneous rate of change for a projectile function. You need to know the velocity and the initial height. Move the points around and see how the rates change.
Try placing the points in different locations. How close does the instantaneous come to the average. Where are the points located when it is close? When it is not close?