A Gradient Field-Contours Applet

This applet is designed to build intuition about finding critical points of functions of two variables, using the gradient vector field and contours.

Things to notice:
Interesting functions and points to try:

This applet was designed as by modifying an applet from a demo by Tom Banchoff at Brown University.  It is used with permission.   Go to the Banchoff Applet Help page.

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Last updated By Mike May, S.J. ,  October 12, 2006.