Downloadable simulation that lets you see how a second degree polynomial (aka, *quadratic*) changes shape when you change the coefficients. Get a good feel for how the graph changes.

This Demonstration will also let you see where thezerosof the polynomial are.

Good experience for

**constant acceleration problems**. The zero is when a body in free fall, say, crosses the origin of your coordinate system.———————–

Mathematica is a program that let’s computers simulate complex mathematics using files calledMathematica notebooks. To run the simulation you must first download a Mathematica player(free!) and then download any notebooks you want to run.

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Posted on August 23, 2010byMichael Garrett0