id: 02353555
dt: j
an: 2003e.04060
au: Glazer, Evan; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat
ti: Using technology to enhance the locus of critical points of rational
functions.
so: Math. Comput. Educ. 37, No. 2, 175-183 (2003).
py: 2003
pu: MATYC Journal, Old Bethpage, NY
la: EN
cc: I24 R24
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ab: The locus of critical points of polynomial functions is a topic that can be
introduced in calculus. Dynamic geometry software can be used to graph
functions and their loci, giving students an opportunity to visualize
the behavior of critical points in a family of functions. With a
technological tool, students can formulate conjectures about the
behavior of loci in more complex extensions, such as rational
functions, allowing them to generalize their ideas.
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