Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Using polynomials to graph a circle

Print Friendly and PDF Drag the slider and you will see the red graph get a better and better approximation to the circle.
The x and y coordinates are calculated from polynomials, and those polynomials are changing as the slider is dragged.
Although this creation is made based on calculus and trig, the fact is that it can be appreciated by people who have no knowledge of either.

Carpe diem.

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