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Function Visualizer Model
written by Wolfgang Christian and Francisco Esquembre
The Function Visualizer Model displays the graph of a function f(x) with arbitrary parameters.  The function can contain polynomial, trigonometric, and exponential expressions as well a parameters.  Parameters are connected to sliders that can be adjusted to observe the effect of varying parameter values.

The Function Visualizer Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_math_FunctionVisualizer.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  EJS is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.  Many additional EJS models are available in the OSP Collection.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
8 supplemental documents are available
2 source code documents are available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Technology
= Multimedia
Mathematical Tools
- Algebra
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Simulation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
Wolfgang Christian
create a graph, function, interactive, plot, plotter, simulation
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 27, 2009 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
June 6, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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June 27, 2009
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AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

9. The Mathematical World

9B. Symbolic Relationships
  • 9-12: 9B/H4. Tables, graphs, and symbols are alternative ways of representing data and relationships that can be translated from one to another.
  • 9-12: 9B/H5. When a relationship is represented in symbols, numbers can be substituted for all but one of the symbols and the possible value of the remaining symbol computed. Sometimes the relationship may be satisfied by one value, sometimes by more than one, and sometimes not at all.

11. Common Themes

11B. Models
  • 9-12: 11B/H2. Computers have greatly improved the power and use of mathematical models by performing computations that are very long, very complicated, or repetitive. Therefore, computers can reveal the consequences of applying complex rules or of changing the rules. The graphic capabilities of computers make them useful in the design and simulated testing of devices and structures and in the simulation of complicated processes.

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)


B. Symbolic Relationships
  • 9B (9-12) #6.  The reasonableness of the result of a computation can be estimated from what the inputs and operations are.
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Christian, W., & Esquembre, F. (2009). Function Visualizer Model [Computer software]. Retrieved June 22, 2017, from
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Christian, Wolfgang, and Francisco Esquembre. "Function Visualizer Model." (accessed 22 June 2017).
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