# Search Results for “properties-of-addition-and-multiplication”

##### Vector Combinations and Span

**AB**and

**AC**are vectors. Vector

**AF**is defined by

*t*(

**AB**) +

*s*(

**AC**) where

*t*and

*s*are scalars. Drag

**E**and

**D**to change the scalars and see how using the scalars creates vectors in the plane defined by

**AB**and

**AC**.

##### 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.

##### Twisted Savonius Wind Turbine Full Geometric Model (without traces/surfaces)

The Twisted Savonius Wind Turbine has promising applications for rooftop usage, but its high cost has kept it unfeasible for widespread adoption. The Twisted Savonius Geometric Modeling project explored the geometric properties of the turbine's shape, and proposed a more efficient method of construction and geometric design as a result. This is the complete side view "3d" model of the turbine. It models an extremely 3-dimensional shape by using ellipses to represent tilted circles. Changing**X**changes the rotation of the turbine (in operation).

**Theta**represents the twist angle between the top and the bottom of the turbine.

**T**controls the parametric location of the vertical surface - tracing it "fills in" the blade's surface. Learn more about this side view model. Visit the Geometry of the Twisted Savonius Wind Turbine website.