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I'm new to Mathematica and my assignment is very vague... I'm hoping someone can explain to me a bit more of that this quesion means:

Given the curve C, display the point on the curve and the tangent vector there for t=[0,1]. Use the manipulate function.

I do not want the answer, just an expansion on this question if someone else understands what I am supposed to do. Pointing me in the correct direction would be great. I don't even know what function to use, which means I do not even know enough to Google this problem...

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  • $\begingroup$ Make a line that goes through that point and another point which is on the curve and very close to that point. Also, is the curve a given function? $\endgroup$ – Arcotick Feb 10 '14 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ If you do not want the answer, but the explanation then the question suits mathematics SE, because it is not really related ot Mathematica ... $\endgroup$ – Sektor Feb 10 '14 at 18:01
  • $\begingroup$ @Arcostick, The curve function was given. I didn't post it due to my schools copy write restrictions. I can make up another one if necessary. $\endgroup$ – rphello101 Feb 10 '14 at 20:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Sektor, I posted the question here because I would like to know which Mathematica functions I should look in to. I kind of understand the concept, but have no idea how to do it in Mathematica. $\endgroup$ – rphello101 Feb 10 '14 at 20:51
  • $\begingroup$ @Artes, I saw that post, but it wasn't closely related enough for me to get any useful information out of. $\endgroup$ – rphello101 Feb 10 '14 at 20:53