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Implicit Plotting of Planes in Three Dimensions
Author

Jon Roberts
Organization: Loreto College
Old MathSource #

0208-404
Revision date

1996-11-13
Description

These notebooks were developed to produce materials that would provide strong visual reinforcement of important concepts to students undertaking a first course in 3 dimensional linear algebra. Suitable for late secondary/early tertiary courses, there are two types of notebooks: examples of particular systems and animations of important concepts--very suitable and accessible with the MathReader program, and interactive notebooks for use with Mathematica where equations can be entered in implicit ax+by+cz==d form and then plotted. All notebooks have explanations and directions in text cells and are intended for interactive student use. The notebook used to produce the animations is much less straightforward, and has not been included here. Email the author at robertsj@ctel.com.au if interested.
Subjects

*Mathematica Technology > Programming > Graphing and Plotting
*Mathematics > Geometry > Solid Geometry
Keywords

Implicit, Planes, Linear, 3D, Systems
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2mvngpln.nb (991.2 KB) - Animated example showing the changing nature of the solution as a two plane system moves in space
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2pln&sln.nb (5.5 KB) - Notebook for plotting 2 planes in space
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3mvngpln.nb (1.9 MB) - Animated example showing the changing nature of the solution as a three plane system moves in space
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3nnllinf.nb (362.1 KB) - Example showing 3 non-parallel planes meeting in a line
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3nnllunq.nb (303.1 KB) - Example showing three planes intersecting at a point
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3nnllunq.nb (303.1 KB) - Example showing 3 non-parallel planes meeting in pairs in 3 parallel lines
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3plnpltr.nb (5.5 KB) - Notebook for plotting 3 planes in space

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2mvngpln.ma (849.8 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
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2pln&sln.ma (4.1 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
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3mvngpln.ma (1.7 MB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
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3nnllinf.ma (312.1 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
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3nnllnul.ma (278.1 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
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3nnllunq.ma (260.4 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older
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3plnpltr.ma (4.4 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older