Graph Polar Equations
- Brian Sterr
Graph polar coordinates and see the connection to the corresponding rectangular graph. Note, you can get by clicking the symbol in the input box or by holding "Alt + t" You can move point either by dragging the slider, or by dragging the point P on the rectangular graph. Key points to take away from this: Each vertical line on the rectangular graph corresponds to a radial line on polar graph. Each horizontal line on the rectangular graph corresponds to a circle on the polar graph. The y-value on the rectangular graph tells us the radius on the polar graph when x (or ) is a certain number. e.g. The rectangular point on the graph of corresponds to the polar point on the graph of .
What does the graph of look like? Solve for and graph above.
What does the graph of look like? Solve for and graph above. (you may need to zoom out)
What does look like?
What about ?