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Haripin Curves

Twelfth graders explore the mathematics of switchback or hairpin curves.  In this calculus lesson plan, 12th graders investigate the maximum length of a vehicle that can negotiate mountain curves.  Students use the symbolic capacity of a TI-92 Plus calculator to create 3-D graphs as they investigate the problem.

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Grade
12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Technology
Calculator
Year
2000
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