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Re: circular plot question

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg28442] Re: circular plot question
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 03:26:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <9bjg7f$gsl@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

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

ParametricPlot3D[{Cos[phi], Sin[phi], phi*z^2}, {phi, 0, 2Pi}, {z, 0,
1}]

may help.

Regards
  Jens
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
> 
> E-mail response preferred:  jsweet at engineering.ucsb.edu


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