Ellipsoid: Quick Exploration Template

Note the parametric equations for the ellipsoid shown below. What do the parameters a, b, and c represent? What about u? What about v? How would you describe an ellipsoid for the case when a = b = c? To explore this resource in Augmented Reality, see the directions below this applet.


1) Open up GeoGebra 3D app on your device. 2) Go to the MENU (horizontal bars) in the upper left corner. Select OPEN. In the Search GeoGebra Resources input box, type pxgdm5b7 (Note this is the resource ID = last 8 digits of the URL for this resource.)