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Parametric Curves in 3D

Barbara Kaskosz

Barbara Kaskosz ( University of Rhode Island

This one-page Flash applet allows the user to view the plot of a parametrically defined curve of the form x = f(t), y = g(t), z = h(t).  The resulting picture can be rotated in space to better understand the three dimensional image.  Many examples and directed exercises are provided for the student.  This applet is part of the author's Collection of Tools for Multivariable Calculus, referenced under "Related Articles" on the left.


Students in multivariable calculus.


Plugins: Flash player 7.0 (free) with any browser
Operating Systems: Mac or Windows

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Barbara Kaskosz, "Parametric Curves in 3D," Convergence (July 2005)