Horizontal Shift of Graphs
An applet helps you explore the horizontal shift of the graph of a function.
The exploration of the graphs of function f(x) is carried out by adding a constant c to the independent variable x
f(x+c)
and change it.
TUTORIAL
1  Click on the button above "click here to start" and MAXIMIZE the window obtained.
2  Use the scrollbar to set the constant c to negative values and observe the effect on the graph. Is the graph shifted to the left or to the right?
3  the scrollbar to set the constant c to positive values and observe the effect on the graph. Is the graph shifted to the left or to the right?
Note: You have the choice (left panel, top) of any of the three functions
f(x)=x2 (this has a "W" shaped graph), f(x)=x^{2} or f(x)=x^{3}.
Related topics on graph transformations can be found in this site.

