Math Insight

Applet: An angled line or a plane

Applet: An angled line or a plane

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The graph of the equation $y=3x-2$ looks like a line, which it would be if were an equation in two dimensions, i.e., in the $xy$-plane. However, rotate the graph with the mouse to give you a new perspective on the graph. Since in this case, the graph is really in three dimensions, the graph of the equation becomes a plane. The equation just happens to not depend on the variable $z$, so the plane is parallel to the $z$-axis.

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The applet was made using three.js and requires Javascript as well as a browser that supports WebGL. For most three.js applets, you can drag with the mouse to rotate the view, drag with the right button to pan, and zoom in/out with the mouse wheel. Many applets contain points that you can drag to change values of variables.