Cylindrical Coordinates: Dynamic Illustrator
- Tim Brzezinski
Students: You can use this applet to help you better visualize plotting points in 3-space on a CYLINDER. (Hence, the name cylindrical coordinates). Cylindrical coordinates are expressed in the form . For , this applet uses units of RADIANS. The ORANGE POINT = THE POINT YOU'RE PLOTTING. How can we describe what each of the 3 coordinates tells us? (Explain as best you can in your own words). To explore this within GeoGebra Augmented Reality, see the directions below the first screencast.
Quick (Silent) Demo
TO EXPLORE WITHIN GEOGEBRA AUGMENTED REALITY
1) Open up GeoGebra 3D Graphing Calculator on your device with ARCore by Google installed on it. 2) Go to MENU, OPEN. Under SEARCH, type the resource id (in URL above): tV6CZy9Y 3) If you want to see the cylinder, find the variable j and set it equal to true (instead of false). 4) The slider a controls r. The slider b controls . The slider c controls z. Have fun exploring!