CHAPTER 2Two-DimensionalGraphics

Mathematica can be used to draw beautiful pictures that make it easy to visualize complicated curves, surfaces, data sets, or other shapes. In this chapter we’ll focus on two-dimensional graphics. In Chap. 6 we’ll introduce tools to display three-dimensional objects.

2.1 The Plot Function

One of the most fundamental and useful graphics tools is the Plot function which can be used to draw the graph of a function. Here is a simple example.

Example 2.1.1

In[74]:= (* using Plot to graph a function *)         Plot [Sin [x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}]

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The Plot function takes two arguments. The first is the function that we want to ...

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