Steal This Parametric Surface Plotting Applet

In the applets below, you the instructor can customize appearance, example problems and basic functionality of a student applet. To use any of these applets with your own settings, just follow the appropriate directions below!

Graphing a parametric surface in rectangular coordinates

  1. Download the Flash player file surf_graph_rectan.swf and surf_graph_rectan.html to a subdirectory (a.k.a., folder) on your website. Click on the second of these files to see what the applet will look like. You will also need a copy of the helper file AC_RunActiveContent.js in each subdirectory containing a Flash applet.
  2. Edit the file rectangular.xml to customize the gallery of examples. Look here to see an explanation of the various choices you have.
  3. Save your changes in the file called rectangular .xml (capitalization matters!) in the same subdirectory where you put the files in step #1.
  4. Direct users to http://[yourdomain/yoursubdirectory]/surf_graph_rectan.html, and they will find your version of the applet.


Graphing a parametric surface in cylindrical coordinates

  1. Download the Flash player file surf_graph_cylin.swf and surf_graph_cylin.html to a subdirectory (a.k.a., folder) on your website. Click on the second of these files to see what the applet will look like. You will also need a copy of the helper file AC_RunActiveContent.js in each subdirectory containing a Flash applet.
  2. Edit the file cylindrical.xml to customize the gallery of examples. Look here to see an explanation of the various choices you have.
  3. Save your changes in the file called cylindrical.xml (capitalization matters!) in the same subdirectory where you put the files in step #1.
  4. Direct users to http://[yourdomain/yoursubdirectory]/surf_graph_cylin.html, and they will find your version of the applet.

Graphing a parametric surface in spherical coordinates

  1. Download the Flash player file surf_graph_sphere.swf and surf_graph_sphere.html to a subdirectory (a.k.a., folder) on your website. Click on the second of these files to see what the applet will look like. You will also need a copy of the helper file AC_RunActiveContent.js in each subdirectory containing a Flash applet.
  2. Edit the file spherical.xml to customize the gallery of examples. Look here to see an explanation of the various choices you have.
  3. Save your changes in the file calledspherical.xml (capitalization matters!) in the same subdirectory where you put the files in step #1.
  4. Direct users to http://[yourdomain/yoursubdirectory]/surf_graph_sphere.html, and they will find your version of the applet.