Sine and Cosine Helix
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Animate the helix to see how the plots of sine and cosine are generated from the unit circle. Try different views and options to better understand the connections among the curves. Please note that to rotate the graphics and animate it in a new position, use the "all" setting for "view plane."
Contributed by: Abby Brown (June 2013)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
Original animated GIF by Christian Wolff, author of www.radartutorial.eu. Recreated, expanded, and adapted for Mathematica with permission.
Snapshot 1: - plane
Snapshot 2: curve
Snapshot 3: curve
Snapshot 4: - plane with curves centered to circle