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I am required to write a function that takes a function as a parameter.

moveTwoPoints[function_, {sliderMin_, sliderMax_}] := 
  {sliderValue = sliderMin,
  f[x_] := function;
(*Display slider *)
Slider[Dynamic[sliderValue], {sliderMin, sliderMax}],
(*Display updating slider value *)
(*Display the graph with points moving*)
  Plot[f[x], {x, sliderMin, sliderMax}], 
   {Red, PointSize[Large], Point[{sliderValue, f[sliderValue]}], 
    Green, PointSize[Large], Point[{0, f[sliderValue]}]

The problem I am running into is the fact that when I try f[sliderValue] is won't return a point just the value of function. Is there a way I can manipulate this function?

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Do you mean this?

f[func_, {Min_, Max_}] :=Manipulate[
  Column[{a,Plot[func[x], {x, Min, Max}, 
      Epilog -> {Red, PointSize[Large], Point[{a, func[a]}], 
      Green, PointSize[Large], Point[{0, func[a]}]}]}, 
  Alignment -> Center], {a, Min, Max}]
f[Sin[#] &, {0, 2 Pi}]
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Yeah that is what I meant. The requirements for the problem are to create a slider and show a point along the y axis that mirrors a red point that follows the function. Your solution is great, I don't know if it would earn me full credit tho. How did you function change the values of the y coordinate using func[a]? I feel like my solution should have worked with that. @Chenminqi – Peter Kaminski Mar 13 '14 at 16:00
Is there a way to do that without using manipulate? @chenminqi – Peter Kaminski Mar 13 '14 at 16:02
Manipulate is a good function for dynamic demo. – Apple Mar 13 '14 at 16:02
Okay, manipulate makes sense but after re-reading the problem it states that I must use Dynamic Module. I will try to work with that. @chenminqi – Peter Kaminski Mar 13 '14 at 16:03
Of course without using manipulate.But I need go to sleep ,so...tomorrow. – Apple Mar 13 '14 at 16:03

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