- Variable names in text input fields:
type "t" for ,
and type "s" for .
- Variable names in labels:
"r" represents ,
"t" represents ,
and "s" represents
(so, for example, "t_{min}" gives the minimum value for
)
-- see "How To Use".
Also, the value =3.14159... is represented
as "Pi."
- The
buttons under the graph allow various manipulations of
the graph coordinates.
- The text input fields for functions
can accept
a wide variety of expressions to represent functions.
- There are four input fields which specify
bounds on the variables for the function:
- The variable
(the first angle, measured counterclockwise
in the xy-plane)
takes values between
_{min}
and
_{max},
with _{min} and
_{max}
specified by the fields marked
"t_{min}=" and
"t_{max}=".
Note that the value in each text input field is multiplied by
=3.14159...
- The variable
(the second angle, measured down from
the z-axis)
takes values between
_{min}
and
_{max},
with
_{min}
and
_{max}
specified by the fields marked
"s_{min}=" and
"s_{max}=".
Note that the value in each text input field is multiplied by
=3.14159...
These four text input fields can accept any decimal number input.
- For another way to view surfaces, try the
"faceted hidden surface"
representation.
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