id: 02346842
dt: j
an: 2002d.03326
au: Moore, Lang; Smith, David; Mueller, Bill
ti: The equiangular spiral.
so: J. Online Math. Appl. 2, 11 p. (2002).
py: 2002
pu: MAA
la: EN
cc: H65
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ab: Our editor, Jerry Porter, has observed that calculating the angle between
radius and tangent by using the dot product is a nice linear algebra
problem. That could also be done in a multivariable calculus course,
where dot product is a standard topic. We have not included this in the
module because our students do this module before any vectors appear in
the calculus course, and few if any have taken or are taking a linear
algebra course. However, this would make a nice follow-up homework or
test problem once the dot product has been introduced. (Authorsâ€™
preface)
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