Average Rate of Change of a Curve
- A B Cron
Average Rate of Change of a curve is leads into the discussion of Secant Lines and the Slope of a Curve at a point. You can move the point A on the curve, move the slider h to change the difference between -1.5 and 1.5, and you may modify the function f(x) as you chose. The applet displays the slope of the line AB. When the difference reaches zero, explain what happens.
Additional source: http://www.math.psu.edu/dlittle/java/calculus/secantlines.html