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*Subject*: [mg112349] Re: drawing polygon diagonals
*From*: MH <matthewhoek at gmail.com>
*Date*: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 04:49:34 -0400 (EDT)
*References*: <i6755n$873$1@smc.vnet.net> <i6a5f5$kjv$1@smc.vnet.net>
Thanks for your help, Dan & Sjoerd! I have one more question because
as I was working with this, I thought of a small improvement. For
now, I'll assume my biggest n-value is 12, so the current Manipulate
statement finishes with a dodecagon. The current code generates a
triangle, then a square with its diagonals, then a pentagon with its
diagonals, then a hexagon, and so on, up to a dodecagon with all its
diagonals. Each step shows a regular polygon with all its
diagonals.
It'd be nice, though, if as n increased (with the slider) the vertices
of the dodecagon appeared one at a time in the correct place, and the
lines between them also appeared. For example, when n is 5 (and not
yet all the way to 12), there'd be five red circles but they would NOT
form a regular pentagon. Instead, they'd be in the correct position
to be vertices of a regular dodecagon. This would be cool because a
large collection of lines would not change from one n-value to the
next. Your eye would be drawn only to the new lines when you add each
circle. And if the new lines could appear in a separate color -- oh
wow, that'd be great. (For my purposes, those are the new handshakes
when you add each person.)
I hope this makes sense. I'll do some more looking in the DocCenter.
Thanks! I appreciate your help and guidance.
MH
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