[thechat] Tangent with a Curve

Syed Zeeshan Haider szh at hotpop.com
Sun May 5 19:14:00 CDT 2002

Hi Lachlan,
I think, I am not proving myself a good student of Maths. Please give me
some example for the explanation that you gave. Let I have a point (5,7)
on a curve, then how I am supposed to draw a tangent on this point.
Thank you,
Syed Zeeshan Haider.

----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: [thechat] Tangent with a Curve
From: "Lachlan Cannon" <luminosity at members.evolt.org>
To: <thechat at lists.evolt.org>
Reply-To: thechat at lists.evolt.org

Syed Zeeshan Haider said:
> Hi Lachlan,
> In fact, I am a student of physics. I was looking at a solved problem
> of physics in which the author had drawn a tangent on a point on a
> curve graph without any clear description. I could not realize or sort
> out the way author used to draw the tangent. It means my question was
> not for fun but it was for education.

So did the replies actually helpyou figure out how it can de figured out
be drawn, or do you want an example?

> Thank you for replying my question. I'll annoy TheChat members with
> the questions about physics and mathematics in future as well because
> they are related to my education activities.

Wee maths. Bluh. Anyway, I should be able to help with some of the maths
stuff anyway. I'm doing Specialist Maths at the moment, but you'll need
bug other people about physics stuff.

> Thank you for tolerating me!
> Syed Zeeshan Haider.
> http://syedzeeshanhaider.faithweb.com/

Well of course, after all everyone else tolerates me. ;)


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