The Slope Field Applet


BHS -> Staff -> Mr. Stanbrough -> AP Calculus -> this page

The applet below (which should appear in a Java-enabled browser) will help you visualize and understand the relationships between a differential equation, its slope field (also called a direction field), and the solutions to the differential equation. To see what's going on, press the "Instructions" button below.

(NOTE: This applet is still under development, and there are some problems. It works fine in Explorer both on the PC and the Mac, but does not run well under Netscape, particularly on the Mac, where it doesn't run at all... I don't yet have a clue about this.)

last update December 31, 2008 by JL Stanbrough