Geomorphs: Trash Can

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Definition of surface, in parametric equations:

x(u,v) = (b + v) cos(u)
y(u,v) = v sin(u)
z(u,v) = a v2

where:

  • u ranges from 0 to 2, scanning a full circle on the XY-plane
  • v ranges from 0 to 2, scanning the can's surface.
  • a is a constant having the value 2.47 in this plot.
  • b is a constant having the value 2.84 in this plot.

Ancestor: Bullet.

Descendants: None so far.


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