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Tool: PolygonFlux
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PolygonFlux lets you experience the flow of energy inside a polygon. In simplest terms, it traces the path of a point bouncing around inside a polygon of your choice, generating a pretty pattern.

You control the location of the "shooter" and its direction. The path the point travels is displayed instantly. The path is determined by the Law of Reflection "The angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence" meaning that the point bounces off a side at the same angle it came in on, just like a billiard ball deflects off a bumper on a pool table, or a light ray reflects off a mirror.

You can choose a triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, ... polygons with up to 14 sides! You can choose from a dozen themes for the lines that trace the path of the point. You can add your "Fluxagons" to a scrollable album for later reference and experimentation.

Technology Type: iPad 
Guide: User's Guide (opens a new window)
Author: John Miller
Language: English 
Cost: Requires payment for use

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