id: 06448959
dt: j
an: 2015d.00781
au: Price, David
ti: Rotation of axes and the mean value theorem.
so: AMATYC Rev. 25, No. 2, 60-61 (2004).
py: 2004
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: I45 E55
ut: calculus; mean-value theorems; proofs; visualization; coordinate systems;
rotation of axis; tertiary education
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ab: Summary: This article provides a proof of the mean value theorem by
rotating a coordinate system through a specified angle. The use of this
approach makes it easy to visualize why the mean value theorem is true.
An instructor can use the proof as another illustration of the rotation
of axis technique in addition to the standard one of simplifying
equations of conic sections.
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