visualizingmath:

**Mathematical Figures** - Art by Rare Minimum.

**Figure 1: **an illustration of a plane parallel to the base passing through a cone.

**Figure 2:** shows the Earth, whose diameter is 7,912 miles, represented by the globe, or sphere.

**Figure 3:** an illustration of the intersection of lines between a circle and its polar points.

**Figure 5:** demonstrates aberration - in optics, a deviation in the rays.

**Figure 10:** shows a number of curves belonging to the family y = Cxn.

**Figure 11:** shows the cardioid - it’s polar equation is r = 2*a*(1-cos0), “A” being the pole and “OA” the polar axis.

**Figure 12:** shows the refraction of light through a prism.