Translation and Compressions Applet

This applet is designed to develop intuition about translation, expansions and contractions of functions.  In particular it graphs a function named Func, and a second function ShiftedFunc defined by


The values of a, b, c, and d are controlled by sliders.  The definition of Func(x) and the view window can be changed with the control panel.

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Min X = Max X = Min Y = Max Y =

It is worthwhile to note the transformation caused by changing the prameters one at a time:

It is also wothwhile to note functions that show off transformations clearly:

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Last updated By Mike May, S.J., September 23, 2007.