Transformations of Functions
This applet will help you in visualizing the effects of transformations on functions. Move the sliders on the right to change the translation and scaling factors. Investigate the effect each parameter has on the shape of the graph.
If you wish to change the function, type a new one in here.
Type "^" for powers. For example type "x^2" for x-squared, or x^(1/2)" for square-root of x. Type "abs(x)" for absolute value of x.
The last icon in the tool bar will allow you to move the coordinate plane around - click it to activate and then grab the background and drag. To zoom in and out use your scroll wheel on your mouse.
To refresh the applet press the reset button in the top right hand corner of the applet window.