Re: A question about a sphere

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• Subject: [mg107075] Re: A question about a sphere
• From: JH <jlucio at ubu.es>
• Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 03:27:31 -0500 (EST)
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```On 1 feb, 12:12, Marwa Abd El-Wahaab <m.a.elwah... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sir,
>
> I am a Mathematica 7 user.
>
> I have a question :
>
> I want to draw a sphere, then draw 5 circles on this sphere like
> *latitudes*and draw 5 lines on this sphere like
> *longitudes*.
>
>
>
> Marwa Ali

Hello,

You can do the following:

Suppose the radio is 1 an the center of the sphere is at the origin:

r = 1;
gg = Graphics3D[Sphere[{0, 0, 0}, 1]];
pp = ParametricPlot3D[
Table[{R Cos[\[CurlyPhi]] Cos[\[Theta]],
R Cos[\[CurlyPhi]] Sin[\[Theta]],
R Sin[\[CurlyPhi]]}, {\[CurlyPhi], -\[Pi]/3, \[Pi]/3, \[Pi]/
6}], {\[Theta], 0, 2 \[Pi]}];   (*  the parallels or circles of
latitude  *)
mm = ParametricPlot3D[
Table[{-R Cos[\[Theta]] Sin[\[Delta]],
R Cos[\[Theta]] Cos[\[Delta]], R Sin[\[Theta]]}, {\[Delta], 0,
2 \[Pi], 2 \[Pi]/5}], {\[Theta], 0, 2 \[Pi]}];   (*  the
meridians  *)
Show[gg, pp, mm]    (*  See all together  *)

JH

```

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