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Re: Trying to close some loose plotting

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  • Subject: [mg124703] Re: Trying to close some loose plotting
  • From: Chris Young <cy56 at comcast.net>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 03:50:30 -0500 (EST)
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On 2012-01-30 10:08:50 +0000, carlos at colorado.edu said:

> Hi -  I am trying to plot the real roots of a cubic equation as
> functions of one parameter called rc, using the code below, on Mathematica 5.2.
> The plotted curves, however,  show some dead spots that should not be there.
> How can I get them to fill up?  I tried getting rid of the imaginary 
> part when its absolute value is less that a given tolerance, but that 
> trick does not
> work.
> 
> Thanks for any suggestions.

I'm no expert on any of this, but I had to change a couple of 
occurrences of "[Mu]" to the Greed letter mu before anything would 
work. After that I only got plots for the lamda1 curve, not the lambda2 
and lambda3 curves.

If I could if I could figure out what the original complex polynomial 
was, I'd plot it using the height-for-modulus, 
color-for-complex-argument plot at bottom, to see why lambda1 and 
lambda2 weren't plotting. Or maybe I made a typo when I tried to 
simplify things a little.

Is this based on Cardano's formula for the roots of a cubic?




ClearAll[\[Mu], \[Lambda], \[Beta], a, b, rc];

\[ScriptCapitalA] = Sqrt[
 4 (-3 + 2 \[Mu]^2)^3 + (27 rc - 18 \[Mu] + 20 \[Mu]^3)^2]^(1/3)

\[Lambda]1 =
  2 \[Mu] - (2*2^(1/3)*(-3 + 2*\[Mu]^2))/\[ScriptCapitalA]^(1/3) +
   2^(2/3)*\[ScriptCapitalA]/6;

\[Lambda]2 =
  1/12 (4*\[Mu] + (
     2*2^(1/3)*(1 + I Sqrt[3])*(-3 + 2*\[Mu]^2))/\[ScriptCapitalA]^(1/
     3) + I*2^(2/3)*(I + Sqrt[3])*\[ScriptCapitalA]^(1/3));

\[Lambda]3 =
  1/12 (4*\[Mu] + (
     2*2^(1/3)*(1 - Sqrt[3] I)*(-3 + 2*\[Mu]^2))/\[ScriptCapitalA]^(1/
     3) - 2^(2/3)*(1 + Sqrt[3] I)*(\[ScriptCapitalA])^(1/3));

thick = AbsoluteThickness[1.25];

(*rctab={0,0.04,0.08,0.15,0.3,0.5,1,2,-0.04,-0.08,-0.15,-0.3,-0.5,-1,-\
2};*)
rctab2 = {-2, -1, -0.5`, -0.3`, -0.15`, -0.08`, -0.04`, 0,
   0.04`, 0.08`, 0.15`, 0.3`, 0.5`, 1, 2};

Np = Length[rctab];

\[Lambda]1tab = Table[\[Lambda]1 /. rc -> rctab2[[i]], {i, 1, Np}];
\[Lambda]2tab = Table[\[Lambda]2 /. rc -> rctab2[[i]], {i, 1, Np}];
\[Lambda]3tab = Table[\[Lambda]3 /. rc -> rctab2[[i]], {i, 1, Np}];

\[Lambda]123 = Flatten[{\[Lambda]1tab, \[Lambda]2tab, \[Lambda]3tab}];


Plot[
 (*Evaluate[\[Lambda]123],*)
 \[Lambda]1tab,     {\[Mu], -1, 1},
 PlotStyle -> Hue[0.8 (k - 1)/(Np - 1)]~Table~{k, 1, Np},
 PlotRange -> {{-1.1, 1.1}, {-0.1, 12}},
 AspectRatio -> 1/5 12.1/2.2,
 Frame -> True,
 ImageSize -> 300
 ]

Here's a height-for-modulus plot of a complex cubic with real coefficients:

f[a_, b_, c_, d_, z_] := a z^3 + b z^2 + c z + d

Manipulate[
 Plot3D[
  Abs[f[a, b, c, d, x + y I]],   {x, -4, 4},  {y, -4, 4},

  PlotPoints -> 50,
  MaxRecursion -> 2,

  Mesh -> 11,
  MeshStyle -> AbsoluteThickness[0.01],
  MeshFunctions -> ({x, y} \[Function] Arg[f[a, b, c, d, x + y I]]),

  ColorFunctionScaling -> False,
  ColorFunction -> ({x, y} \[Function]
     Hue[0.425 \[LeftFloor]12 (Arg[f[a, b, c, d, x + y I]] + \[Pi])/(
         2 \[Pi])\[RightFloor]/12, sat, bri]),
  PlotStyle -> Opacity[opac],
  AxesLabel -> {"x", "i y", "|f(x + iy)|"}],

 {{a, -1}, -2, 2},
 {{b, 0}, -2, 2},
 {{c, 1}, -2, 2},
 {{d, 0}, -2, 2},

 {{opac, 0.5, "Opacity"}, 0, 1},
 {{sat, 0.5, "Saturation"}, 0, 1},
 {{bri, 1, "Brightness"}, 0, 1}
 ]




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