Accession Number : ADA138319

Title :   Some Links between Turtle Geometry and Analytic Geometry,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Rowe,N C

PDF Url : ADA138319

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The computer language Logo facilitates the teaching of analytic geometry and calculus from the notion of curvature, through its turtle geometry facility. The author provides some theoretical basis for finding turtle geometry equivalents of familiar curves in analytic geometry, and vice versa, by some simple methods apparently previously unnoticed. In particular, he studied turtle geometry programs where the curvature of a line is a trigonometric function of its orientation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Programming languages, *Analytic geometry, Curvature, Calculus, Cartesian coordinates, Inversion, Fourier analysis, Trigonometry, Turtles

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE