Arc Length in Polar Coordintes
- Tim Brzezinski
In the following applet, you can input a polar function r(t) your min value for t your max value of t, and the number of intervals, n, you'd into which you'd like to split the interval [tmin, tmax]. Applet displays an approximate value of the arc length of this polar graph from tmin to tmax. Note: To enter a value such as 2pi/3, simply type "2pi/3" in the input box. One more note: The max value you can input for tmax is 6pi.