## Thursday, September 26, 2013

### Inverse Function

This applet can be used to study inverse functions.
• Enter a function of x in the input box f(x).
• Set the domain of the function by dragging the endpoints of the blue line at the bottom of the window.
• Click on the “Horizontal Line Test” and drag the vertical slider. Is f(x) a one-to-one function?
• Click on the “Reflect f(x)” button.
• Drag the horizontal slider to run the Vertical Line Test. Is the reflection a graph of a function?
• Drag the endpoints of the blue segment under the graphs to restrict the domain of f(x) in such a way that the reflected graph is a graph of a function.
• Hide all points created by the horizontal and vertical line tests by clicking the respective checkboxes.
• Click the “Show Corresponding Points”. Drag the orange point along the graph of f(x) and notice its reflection on the graph of the inverse function.

Irina Boyadzhiev, 25 September 2013, Created with GeoGebra

## Friday, September 20, 2013

### Horizontal Line Test

This applet can be used to determine whether a function is one-to-one or not, and also to restrict the domain to some interval where the function is one-to-one.

• Enter a function of x in the input box.
• Drag the vertical slider up or down (or press the Play button) to find the intersecting points of the graph and the horizontal line.
• To see the x-coordinates of the intersection points, check the “show coordinates”.
If we want to define an inverse function then we have to find an interval where f(x) is one-to-one.
•  Drag the left and/or the right side of the blue segment under the graph to restrict the domain.

Use the second button on the toolbar to drag the viewing window, zoom in or zoom out if necessary.

Irina Boyadzhiev, 19 September 2013, Created with GeoGebra