Suggestions for Using the JAVA Grapher
Practice
Equations
Vertical Asymptotes

Vertical and Horizontal Asymptotes

Slant or Oblique Asymptotes

Enter

Enter

Enter
Enter
the equation of the slant asymptote in the second box.

"Sometimes
it's difficult, or even impossible, to find the points of intersection
of two curves exactly....We can use a graphing calculator or computer
to find approximate values for the intersection points and then proceed
as before."
James Stewart, Calculus, 5th ed, Thomson:
Brooks/Cole, 2003, p. 377.

All viewers will join the National
Curve
Bank  A MATH Archive in thanking Harumi Monroy of CS 491, for
developing this interactive JAVA material. Suggestions for a
variety of curves to practice on Function Grapher are above.
In addition, the NCB suggests trying examples from your homework in
Harumi's
interactive graph. This is often helpful.
Rational
functions with vertical, horizontal and slant asymptotes are especially
fun.
Classroom
Instructors
Note: If there is a CS Department on your campus, most likely a
colleague is teaching JAVA programming. JAVA software will
already be enabled on your campus server. If a particular
classroom has a computer connected to the campus server, then this
grapher and web site will be readily available to illustrate chalkboard
instruction.

