An Interactive Applet powered by Sage and MathJax.

(By Kelsey Norman with HTML code from Prof. Gregory V. Bard)

\textrm{This demo approximates the length of an arc using segments. Then the actual length is calculated, using the formula }
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L = \int_a^b \sqrt{ 1 + ( \frac{dy}{dx})^2 } \, dx \textrm{ where } y = f(x).

Last modified on July 24th, 2017.