Compare a Function to its 1st and 2nd Derivatives
Click the play button to see the function, its first derivative, and its second derivative in sequence. Use the Pause button to slow think through each step before the next derivative is shown. Then, using the Input window, enter a new function for f(x).
Can you anticipate what the derivative of a function will look like? (Hint: think about the slope of the tangent lines.) www.battaly.com/calc/