CONCEPT BY ROD RYSEN AND RON BLOND
HOW TO USE THIS APPLET
The sliders change the parameters c and d in the function y = af( bx ).
- The black graph is the graph of the function.
- The red graph is the graph of the inverse of the function.
The slider area
The sliders change the parameters a, b, h and k in the function y = af[ b( x - h )] + k.
- Drag a slider to change the value of a parameter.
- The left and right arrow keys can be used to change the selected parameter [light blue].
- The up and down arrow keys can be used to increase or decrease the selected parameter. (Use this feature for fine adjustments.)
- If the arrow keys don't respond, click the cursor in the applet frame then try again.
- Drag a parameter scale to "move" it. (ie. Change the range but maintain the scale "length".)
- Drag towards or away from a parameter thumb to "re-scale" the scale.
- Select the corresponding parameter button to enter a value for a parameter.
The graph area
- Drag the filled blue location to move the graph of the function (and thus change parameters h and k).
- Drag a location along the graph of the function vertically to stretch the graph vertically about the line y = k (and thus change parameter a).
- Drag a location along the graph of the function horizontally to stretch the graph horizontally about the line x = h (and thus change parameter b).
- Drag the empty black location to move the reference location along the graph of the function.
- Drag the filled red location to move the reference location along the graph of the inverse of the function.
- THE SHIFT KEY : Click and drag in the graph area to move the entire coordinate system.
- THE CONTROL KEY : Click and drag in the graph area towards or away from the origin to change the scales on both axes.
- Use the "SET FUNCTION" button to select a different basic function and restore the applet to the initial state.
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