Ellipse Drawing

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg40170] Ellipse Drawing*From*: caroline nyhan <caznyhan at yahoo.com>*Date*: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 03:01:54 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, I have a question concerning using mathematica to draw the cross-sectional pattern of the polarisation ellipse. I want to know how I would draw an ellipse, in the XY plane, with propagation in the positive z-direction, by specifying its - azimuth (angle that the major axis of the cross-sectional ellipse makes with the horizontal x-axis (positive when counterclockwise from x-axis)) - ellipticity (measure of the fatness of the ellipse, (ratio of the lengh of the semi-minor axis to that of the semi-major axis)) Thanks Caroline __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! http://platinum.yahoo.com