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2013-04-08 Analyzing Polar Family of Curves Behavior

2013-04-08 Analyzing Polar Family of Curves Behavior

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Name:_______________________ Date assigned:______________ Band:________Precalculus | Packer Collegiate Institute Oh to be near, Oh to be far: Some Interesting Behavior from our Polar Family of Curves 1.
 
In a polar graph,
represents the distance from the origin and
 
represents the angle. Answer the questionsfor the graph of 
3 sin
 
(where
 
is between
0
o
and
360
o
):(a) Does this graph ever touch the origin? How do you know?(b) The closest this graph comes to the origin is a distance of _____ and occurs when the angle is _______.(c) The furthest this graph comes to the origin is a distance of _____ and occurs when the angle is _______.(d) On Desmos, graph the function. Sketch your graph below. Do your answers above match your math above?2.
 
(a) For the graph of 
1cos
 
, at what angle will the graph be closest to the origin? How close will it get?
Howdo you know?
 (b) For the graph of 
1cos
 
, at what angle will the graph be farthest from the origin? How far will it get?
Howdo you know?
 

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