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Tangent to a Surface
This shows the tangent plane and normal to a surface at a point.
Contributed by:
Jeff Bryant
and
Yu-Sung Chang
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Tangent Plane
(
Wolfram
MathWorld
)
Normal Vector
(
Wolfram
MathWorld
)
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"
Tangent to a Surface
" from
the Wolfram Demonstrations Project
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/TangentToASurface/
Contributed by:
Jeff Bryant
and
Yu-Sung Chang
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