Conclusions About Polar
The k variable controls
the number of petals on the rose.
If it is an even integer,
the rose petals will be symmetrical on the x and y axes.
The number of petals
will be double the value of k if the b value is greater than the
The a variable controls
how tightly the rose is centered around the origin.
Finally, the b value
controls how large the petals are.
only covers the tip of the ieberg when it comes to polar equations.
I encourage you to
do your own investigation, because they can be particularly interesting.
What if cos is replaced
What if you do not
What happens when using
very large numbers?
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