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Tangent Planes on a 3D Graph
This shows the plane tangent to the surface at a given point. The disk's radius grows to match the distance of the gradient
.
Contributed by:
Drew Kozicki
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Tangent
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Tangent Plane
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"
Tangent Planes on a 3D Graph
" from
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http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/TangentPlanesOnA3DGraph/
Contributed by:
Drew Kozicki
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