Copy of Spherical Coordinates: Dynamic Illustrator

Students: You can use this applet to help you better visualize plotting points in 3-space on a SPHERE. (Hence, the name spherical coordinates). Spherical coordinates are expressed in the form . For and , this applet uses units of RADIANS. The ORANGE POINT = THE POINT YOU'RE PLOTTING. How can we describe what each of the 3 coordinates tells us? (Explain as best you can in your own words).

Quick (Silent) Demo