# Search Results for “functions”

##### Epic Circle Trace

A line passes intersects a circle at two points. Each point is located proportionally around the circle in terms of a given function of**t**. The path of the line’s movement is traced as

**t**varies. Try changing/animating

**t**. Can you figure out how each point is constrained, in terms of

**t**? Look at the gx source file for the answer.

*Hint: look at the period of the movement, and how it changes as*

**t**changes.##### Basic Derivatives

Drag the point to see how the slope of the line relates to the**x**value of the point at which it’s tangent to the function. Can you figure out what the function is, based on the values of the

**x**and

**y**coordinates? The slope of the line can also be represented in terms of

**x**; can you figure out what this representation is? This representation is the derivative

*of the entire function*, not just at a single point. This is called the derivative of the function, and can be notated by, for example, the derivative of

**F(x)**=

**F’(x)**, although there are many other notations as well.