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Student[VectorCalculus][SpaceCurveTutor] - plot or animate characteristics of a space curve

Calling Sequence

SpaceCurveTutor()

SpaceCurveTutor(F, t=a..b)

SpaceCurveTutor(F, a..b)

Parameters

F

-

(optional) 'Vector'(algebraic); parametric definition of the space curve

t

-

(optional) name; define parameter of the space curve

a, b

-

(optional) real constants; define the range of the space curve

Description

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The SpaceCurveTutor command launches a tutor interface that plots and animates the characteristics of a space curve such as: tangent vectors, normal vectors, binormal vectors, unit tangent vectors, unit normal vectors, unit binormal vectors, tangent-normal-binormal frame, curvature, and torsion.

  

If F and a..b are not specified, SpaceCurveTutor uses defaults. If t is not specified, it is inferred from F.

Examples

withStudent[VectorCalculus]:

SpaceCurveTutor

SetCoordinatescartesianx,y

SpaceCurveTutorcost,sint,t=0..2π

SetCoordinatescartesianx,y,z

SpaceCurveTutorcost,sint,t,t=0..4π

See Also

Student, Student[VectorCalculus], Student[VectorCalculus][Binormal], Student[VectorCalculus][Curvature], Student[VectorCalculus][PrincipalNormal], Student[VectorCalculus][SetCoordinates], Student[VectorCalculus][SpaceCurve], Student[VectorCalculus][TangentVector], Student[VectorCalculus][TNBFrame], Student[VectorCalculus][Torsion]


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