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Re: circular plot question

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  • Subject: [mg28442] Re: circular plot question
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 03:26:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9bjg7f$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


it is not very clrar what you mean with "appear in a circle"

ParametricPlot3D[{Cos[phi], Sin[phi], phi*z^2}, {phi, 0, 2Pi}, {z, 0,

may help.

Julian Sweet wrote:
>         How can I go about getting Mathematica to create a 3D plot of
> a function with z and phi dependence (cylindrical coordinates) such
> that it will show it's cylindrical symmetry.
>         Right now I am able to make a 3D plot using z and phi, but I
> would like it to appear in a circle.
> Thanks
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