WEEK TWELVE: It's That Time of Year...
Solutions due by high noon on Friday, Dec 13.
Graph the equation
x2 = (6-(y-[y/2]))2,
in the range -6<x<6 and 0<y<6. (Here [y/2] means the greatest integer less than y/2.) Then overlay the graph of the polar equation
r = cos(4*theta)
with theta in the range 0<theta<2π. What do you get? (Unless you are a masochist, you probably should use a computer to help you with this one.)
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