GeoGebra 4.0 Sneak Peek 6: The Function Inspector

This is the sixth post in the GeoGebra 4.0 Sneak Peek Series. In this post, we are going to learn about the Function Inspector tool.

The Function Inspector is a new tool introduced in GeoGebra 4.0.  This tool ‘inspects’ functions revealing properties such as its minima,  maxima, root, area, and mean, etc., of a given interval.

The Function Inspector can also generate tables  of values of  x and f(x) given an interval and step value. This is very useful since we do not have to type them manually and use formulas in the Spreadsheet View.  In addition to the x, f(x) table of values, we can also add columns that display the differences between consecutive f(x) values, first derivative, and the second derivative.

The Function Inspector can also generate tangent lines and osculating circle through a particular point on the graph of the function.

In the next post, we are going to discuss about text box and the command button.

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