Polar Plots Drawn by a Mechanical Linkage

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This Demonstration simulates the drawing of polar plots by means of an open mechanical linkage. The three polar plots considered are of the form with . These can be interpreted as the sum of up to three vectors with as magnitudes and as directions, and can be simulated by an -bar open linkage , with as the direction of the driver bar.

Contributed by: Erik Mahieu (February 2017)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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