I have a set of mathematical formulas that are more easily understood if viewed as graphs on a cartesian plane (each time fixing all of the parameters/variables but one). I want to add to a website an “applet” where users can generate those graphs and play a bit, so they can ask, for example, “how does the dependent variable u changes as a function of the independent variable x, if we fix q=0.5, a=2, beta=1.7 ?”
Ideally I would like the users to be able to:
- decide which variable to present as a function of which other variable.
- specify the parameter values using slide bars.
- overlap multiple graphs like these on the same coordinate system.
- use it without any web knowledge, of course.
Basically, I am thinking of a simple garphing calculator, like what Desmos are offering, except that it would be on our website with our design, and would have a pre-specified set of formulas to choose from.
Is there a good solution for this? (I hope this question is not too general to appear here, I can try to rephrase it more specifically if it is.)