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From: Jared <mathmanjd@yahoo.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2004060801:17:02
Subject: Re: Polar Graphs

	
Polar coordinates and similarity were used to construct Mt. Rushmore! 
The sculptor made a small model of 4 faces.  On top of each head was
placed a "ruler" with a string on the end and a weight.  The ruler
would be swung out a given number of degrees and the then the
distance, to say the end of Lincolns nose would be measured.  Then on
the actual mountain, they had a BIG ruler/piece of wood and they would
decide how much to detonate/drill by using the same degrees and
distance.

Sounds like r and theta to me!

Jared

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