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The Equiangular Spiral - Introduction

Lang Moore, David Smith, and Bill Mueller

This module uses the problem of modeling growth in a chambered nautilus shell to give the user experience with the concepts of polar coordinates and parametric curves.

Notes for the Instructor

About this Module and its Authors

Choice of Computer Algebra System

Click on the button corresponding to your preferred computer algebra system (CAS). This will download a file which you may open with your CAS.

Ver. 6
or higher

Ver. 6
or higher

Ver. 3.0
or higher

Ver. 5.1
or higher


Copyright 2001, CCP and the authors

Published December, 2001

Lang Moore, David Smith, and Bill Mueller, "The Equiangular Spiral - Introduction," Convergence (December 2004)