Difference Quotient Approximation Demo
This demonstration computes the difference quotient of a function.
You can change the following inputs in the demonstration.
The function \(f(x)\) can be entered in a box.
The number \(a\) can be entered in a box.
The number \(h\) can be selected from a list.
The choice of \(h\) being positive or negative can be selected from a list.
Using this Demo
To start the demonstration, click on the button "Launch the Demonstration Now."
To change the inputs in the demonstration, note the following.
When you type something in an input box, the demonstration won't recompute until you hit Return on your keyboard.
When you drag a slider back and forth, the demonstration won't recompute until you let go of the mouse button.
There may be a few second delay when the demonstration recomputes, depending on the speed of your internet connection.