Spirograph designs are based on polar equations, functions displayed on a circular coordinate grid rather than a rectangular one. Displaying functions in circular form expands the possibilities of performing calculations in three dimensions with cylindrical coordinates and spherical coordinates, useful for calculating circular motion, electrical fields and magnetic fields. This particular piece demonstrates how a simple toy and a creative art can be combined through mathematics, connecting three seemingly unrelated topics in a way that displays uniqueness and beauty.
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Student Art in the Library Summer 2017 Exhibit