2D Rotation Using Matrices

Initializing live version
Download to Desktop

Requires a Wolfram Notebook System

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

This Demonstration illustrates the concept of rotating a 2D polygon. The rotation matrix is displayed for the current angle. The default polygon is a square that you can modify.

Contributed by: Mito Are and Valeria Antohe  (March 2011)
(Collin College)
Using elements from Demonstrations by: Sergio Hannibal Mejía (Yokohama International School) and Jaime Rangel-Mondragon
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



For an angle , multiplying a vector in the plane by the matrix rotates the vector counterclockwise about the origin.

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.