Topic: Vectors and Calculus

Greetings to Admin and everyone. I would like to thank developers since they had build an user-friendly and very good plotting software -- Graph.exe. I have some ideas about developing this application.

I would like to suggest so that this application is able:
1. To plot vector-valued functions in 2D & 3D, r(t) = [x(t), y(t), z(t)],
2. To plot vector fields in 2D & 3D, F(x,y,z) = [f(x,y,z), g(x,y,z), h(x,y,z)],
3. To show polar coordinates alternatively instead of Cartesian coordinates (for 2D),
4. To plot 3D functions which expressed in terms of (a) Cartesian (x,y,z), (b) cylindrical (rho, theta, z) and (c) spherical (r, phi, theta) coordinates,
5. To plot the functions of 2 or 3 variables, z = f(x,y), w = f(x,y,z),
6. To plot direction fields which the functions are involved derivatives,
7. To evaluate line integrals, surface integrals and volume integrals, and
8. To customize the areas (or regions, solids) between functions by colors (line color, filled color, gradient color).

These are my suggestions and wish that this application could be better and better.
Thank you very much. smile

Re: Vectors and Calculus

I agree, 3d graphs are so beautefull

Re: Vectors and Calculus

Number 6 above looks interesting, but right now I am busy with


For parametric equations
K = x'y'' - y'x'' / (x'^2 + y'^2 ) ^(3/2)

This should not be too hard for the computer. It is only

derivatives, but usually messy for the thing that you want to do.

It is easy to graph the cycloid,
x = a(t - sin(t))
y = a(1 - cos(t))

The curvature is
- 1 / ( 4*a * sin(.5*t))

This simplified answer is not so easy to find, the situation will

be quite different (and interesting) for different radian

frequencies say
t1 = 0.5
t2 = 1.25

If there is a beta test on this topic, I would be interested to

know about it.

Re: Vectors and Calculus

i also need the slope field (direction field) functionality in the program.
pl provide as soon as possible