A Tangent Plane Applet

This applet is designed to build intuition about tangent planes to surfaces that are graphs of functions in two variables.
As with all major concepts in multi-variable calculus, this is done seeing how this is connected to the related concept in calculus of one variable.

Things to notice:

A sample worksheet for this applet is available.   (Courtesy of Dr. Steve Harris.)

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 6, 2006.