Graphing Polar Equations - Concept

Concept Concept (1)

The most basic method of graphing polar equations is by plotting points and doing a quick sketch. Graphing polar equations is a skill that requires the ability to plot points and sometimes recognize a special case of polar curves, such as cardioids, and roses and conic sections. However, we need to understand the polar coordinate system and how to plot points for graphing polar equations.

Sample Sample Problems (3)

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Graphing Polar Equations - Problem 1
Problem 1
How to sketch a polar curve by plotting points and using symmetry about the y-axis.
Graphing Polar Equations - Problem 2
Problem 2
How to sketch a polar curve by plotting points and using symmetry about the x-axis.
Graphing Polar Equations - Problem 3
Problem 3
Another example of how to sketch a polar curve by plotting points and using symmetry about the y-axis.