The Witch of Agnesi
What is the fascination with this famous curve? Can you deduce its construction? Can you find the equation which defines it? Use the point B to trace around the circle and so produce the curve. Steve Arnold, 19/06/06, Created with GeoGebra |
This problem may also be modelled using CabriJr on the TI-83/84 series calculator. Click on the graphic below to download the file and try it yourself! Try having students work in pairs: one generating data points using the CabriJr model and the partner entering these into lists to plot and then to help build their algebraic model! |
...And just wait until you try this with TI-nspire CAS! |
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