The Quadratic Equation
|Op. System:||Windows 98/NT|
|File size:||128 KB|
Publisher description for The Quadratic Equation
This is a simulation that you can download and run on your Windows computer. It allows you to see the graph of a 2nd degree polynomial of the general form Y= AX?? + BX + C The "A" value corresponds to the coefficient that goes in front of the X?? part. The "B" value corresponds to the coefficient that goes in front of the X part. The "C" value corresponds to the coefficient that goes as a constant value at the end of the Equation. As you adjust these values, the graph is updated real time to show you what the equation plot looks like. The quadratic equation is used to solve for the roots of the equation. X = (-b + sqrt(b?? - 4ac) ) /2a and Y = (-b - sqrt(b?? - 4ac) ) /2a CHALLENGE: Try to figure out which range of values for "A" make the plot point open side downward.