MAT 137, Professor Swift

MAT 137, Calculus II

Prof. Swift, Spring 2001

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This figure shows the orbit of a hypothetical comet around the sun. The orbit is an ellipse with eccentricity 1/2. The period of the orbit is 12 years, and the dots show the position at each year. The velocity vector is blue and the acceleration vector is green. Click on the figure to see an animation.
elliptical orbit

Visual aids for section 10.3.

The following graph shows the space curve described by the vector function r(t) = < cos(t), sin(t), 1 >. The position vector of the moving point is blue in the movie.
circle in 3D

The following graph shows the space curve described by the vector function r(t) = < cos(t), sin(t), sin(3t) >. Here the moving point is shown as a box, and the position vector from the origin is not shown. Click on the figure to see the movie.
Lissajou figure in 3D

The following graph shows the helix described by the vector function r(t) = < cos(t), sin(t), t/(2 pi) >. Click on the figure to see the movie.
helix

The following graph shows the first few Taylor Polynomials which approximate the function f(x) = cos(x). Click on the figure to see an animation.
Taylor Polynomials for cos(x)

The following graph shows the first few Taylor Polynomials which approximate the function f(x) = ln(1+x). Click on the figure to see an animation.
Taylor Polynomials for ln(1+x)

Here's an egg. See it spin.
egg


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