Morphing Cartesian to Polar Coordinates

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

Interact on desktop, mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram CDF Player or other Wolfram Language products.

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

Edit on desktop, mobile and cloud with any Wolfram Language product.

This Demonstration helps you visualize how a rectangular graph becomes a polar graph. Given a function , each point is initially graphed in a - plane using a rectangular coordinate system. The points are then moved along linear paths to their corresponding polar locations in the - plane. Colors help indicate which points end up where and how the relative extrema become extrema in the polar graph. Constant and constant illustrate how the rectangular grid becomes a polar grid.

Contributed by: Abby Brown (January 2018)
Suggested by: Joshua Hornilla
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


Snapshots


Details

detailSectionParagraph


Feedback (field required)
Email (field required) Name
Occupation Organization
Note: Your message & contact information may be shared with the author of any specific Demonstration for which you give feedback.
Send