*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg10362] Re: How to draw an ellipse?*From*: Paul Abbott <paul@physics.uwa.edu.au>*Date*: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 04:09:57 -0500*Organization*: University of Western Australia*References*: <694b5p$kjs@smc.vnet.net>

Krishnan Jayakrishnan wrote: > Does any one know how to construct an ellipse? For example an ellipse > centered at (0,0) with intercepts at (-a,0,(a,0),(0,-b),(0,b) with > parametric equation > x(t) = a*cos(t) > y(t) = b*sin(t) > with t increasin from 0 to 2pi radians. For a ->2 and b -> 3, ParametricPlot[{2 Cos[t],3 Sin[t]},{t,0,2Pi},AspectRatio->Automatic] Cheers, Paul ____________________________________________________________________ Paul Abbott Phone: +61-8-9380-2734 Department of Physics Fax: +61-8-9380-1014 The University of Western Australia Nedlands WA 6907 mailto:paul@physics.uwa.edu.au AUSTRALIA http://www.pd.uwa.edu.au/~paul God IS a weakly left-handed dice player ____________________________________________________________________