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ERIC Number: EJ799434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
On the Analysis and Construction of the Butterfly Curve Using "Mathematica"[R]
Geum, Y. H.; Kim, Y. I.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n5 p670-678 Jul 2008
The butterfly curve was introduced by Temple H. Fay in 1989 and defined by the polar curve r = e[superscript cos theta] minus 2 cos 4 theta plus sin[superscript 5] (theta divided by 12). In this article, we develop the mathematical model of the butterfly curve and analyse its geometric properties. In addition, we draw the butterfly curve and confirm the corresponding mathematical investigation using Mathematica. Accurate numerical results are presented to confirm our analysis. (Contains 7 figures and 4 tables.)
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