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*Subject*: [mg57382] Re: [mg57343] Re: [mg57292] Re: [mg57287] plot hyperbola (OT)
*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
*Date*: Thu, 26 May 2005 04:31:26 -0400 (EDT)
*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I received a solution to this annoyance at long last from the Mozilla
forum (where I had posted months ago and never had a response): In
Thunderbird, in Options > Display, uncheck "When displaying plain text
messages: Display emoticons as graphics".
So somebody on the Mozilla team seems to think ^2 is an emoticon!
Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> This is a bit off-topic, but it's been an annoyance for a while now....
>
> I've been having difficulty copying code such as that below from my
> e-mail client into Mathematica: The e-mail client, Thunderbird, displays
> expressions such as "x^2" in a 2-dimensional form, with a superscript
> (and no caret); when I copy from there and paste into Mathematica, of
> course I get just "x2" -- no superscript and no caret.
>
> I do have my e-mail client set so as not to display HTML as such.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> David Park wrote:
>
>>You could use the ImplicitPlot routine. First you have to load the
>>Graphics`ImplicitPlot` package that is in the StandardPackages.
>>
>>Needs["Graphics`ImplicitPlot`"]
>>
>>ImplicitPlot[
>> x^2 + 3 x^2 y^3 + 67 x^4 y^2 + 34 == 0, {x, -50, 50}, {y, -30000, 0},
>> AspectRatio -> 1]
>>
>>That is a difficult curve and I had to 'fish' around to find it. I also
>>changed the AspectRatio of the plot to 1 to avoid getting very high and very
>>narrow plots that went off screen. There may be other branches of the curve.
>>
>>You can plot quadratic equations the same way and they will be easier.
>>
>>For quadratic equations you may want to look at the ConicSections package at
>>my web site below. It will generate a parametrization for any conic section
>>which you can use to plot with ParametricPlot. It also will give the type of
>>conic, its parameters and how to transform it to standard form.
>>
>>David Park
>>djmp at earthlink.net
>>http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/
>>
>>
>>From: bd satish [mailto:bdsatish at gmail.com]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>>
>> HI, i am a beginner. Will u please tell me how to plot
>>hyperbola,parabola,ellipse and circle in their standard forms
>> x^2/a^2 + y^2/b^2 = 1
>> x^2/a^2 -- y^2/b^2 ==1 etc.
>> Also how do you plot a general curve (y versus x), say
>> x^2 +3 x^2 y^3 +67 x^4 y^2 +34==0
>> *without solving explicitly for y* ( or x)
>> Please help
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
--
Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305
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