# Graphing Polar Equations To graph polar equations we need to use a modified coordinate system that better suits the values we will be calculating.

## Presentation on theme: "Graphing Polar Equations To graph polar equations we need to use a modified coordinate system that better suits the values we will be calculating."— Presentation transcript:

Graphing Polar Equations To graph polar equations we need to use a modified coordinate system that better suits the values we will be calculating.

Graphing Polar Equations Lets begin with a normal x, y axis

Graphing Polar Equations Lets begin with a normal x, y axis Next, create concentric circles all of which are increasing in radius by 1… 2 4

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4 1.5

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4 1.5 1.866

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4 1.5 1.866 2

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4 1.5 1.866 2

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4 1.5 1.866 2 1.5

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4 1.5 1.866 2 1.5 1

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4 1.5 1.866 2 1.5 1 0.5

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4 1.5 1.866 2 1.5 1 0.5 0.13 0 Didn’t graph

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4 1.5 1.866 2 1.5 1 0.5 0.13 0 0.5 Didn’t graph

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4 1.5 1.866 2 1.5 1 0.5 0.13 0 0.5 1 Didn’t graph

Graphing Polar Equations Some polar equations when graphed have symmetry about the x axis, y axis, or origin.

Graphing Polar Equations Some polar equations when graphed have symmetry about the x axis, y axis, or origin. Use this chart to help determine if a polar graph will have symmetry…

Graphing Polar Equations Some polar equations when graphed have symmetry about the x axis, y axis, or origin. Use this chart to help determine if a polar graph will have symmetry…

Graphing Polar Equations Some polar equations when graphed have symmetry about the x axis, y axis, or origin. Use this chart to help determine if a polar graph will have symmetry…

Graphing Polar Equations Some polar equations when graphed have symmetry about the x axis, y axis, or origin. Use this chart to help determine if a polar graph will have symmetry…

Graphing Polar Equations 2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4

2 4 To finish the graph using symmetry, we simply reflect the graph about the x – axis

Graphing Polar Equations As you can see, graphs of polar equations create some very unique shapes. Here is a guide to help you create these graphs…

Graphing Polar Equations

Download ppt "Graphing Polar Equations To graph polar equations we need to use a modified coordinate system that better suits the values we will be calculating."

Similar presentations