Some links between turtle geometry and analytic geometry / International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1985
Rowe, Neil C.
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The computer language Logo facilitates the teaching of analytic geometry and calculus from the notion of curvature, through its "turtle geometry" facility. We provide some theoretical basis for finding turtle geometry equivalents of familiar curves in analytic geometry, and vice versa, by some simple methods apparently previously unnoticed. In particular, we study turtle geometry programs where the curvature of a line is a trigonometric function of its orientation.
This paper appeared in International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 16, 1 (1985), 101-112. The equations were redone to make much more readable in 2007.
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