How do you graph #r=4-4sintheta#?

1 Answer
May 11, 2018

Make a table of #theta# and calculated #r# values. Plot them on graph paper or use a suitable computer program.


ALL graphing must start with the calculation/collection of the relevant points! After that, it is just a question of putting them into the format (Cartesian or Polar) that is most appropriate.

Maybe the problem is that not very many computer programs can do polar plots easily. One can still be constructed quickly from the table of values, which can still be generated very quickly with a spreadsheet program.

Printable Polar Graph Paper available here:

Graphing Calculator here:
Ends are at r=4.
enter image source here