Friday, March 5, 2010
function - polar graphs
Download GSP5 file: Function_Polar_Rectangular.zip
Download GSP4 file: Function_Polar_Rectangular_2.zip
This sketch has been on my mind for awhile. I wanted to show the rectangular graph of a function fwoosh into a polar graph of the same function, illuminating the patterns and behaviors of the function which are visible in either type of graph. This sketch allows you to move in slow motion between rectangular and polar graphs, zipping or inching or pausing or otherwise enjoying the fluid movement of some fantastic math. Change the function and watch the familiar features of your favorite rectangular graph move smooothly into their polar places. Try functions like g(x)=1, g(x)=1/sin(x), g(x)=.3sinx+cos3x.
The GSP4 version is fully functional and it looks nearly as good.
Posted by Nate