Families of Functions Applet

This applet is designed to let the student work with families of functions.  It graphs a function whose definition can contain three parameters, a, b, and c.  The parameters are controlled by sliders and have values between -5 and 5.

When looking at a family of functions some questions to address include:

Some suggested families to look at:
A sample worksheet for this applet is available.   (It looks at transformations of functions.)
A second worksheet uses the applet to look at a library of functions and to explore where in a family of functions a featyre appears.

This applet was designed as part of David Eck's "Java Components For Mathematics" project. Minor modifications were made locally.

Last modified October 18, 2004, by Mike May, S.J.