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Second Derivative Grapher

Published on 11/20/2011

Activity Overview

Visualize the relationship between the graph of a function and the graph of its second derivative.

Objectives

  • See graphically how the second derivative value is related to the concavity of a function's graph by making use of a dynamic "quadratic of best fit”

About the Lesson

The Second_Derivative TI-Nspire documents provide tools for visualizing the relationship between the graph of a function and the graph of its second derivative.