Online Graph Sketchers
Whilst you should always try to sketch any graphs you need to sketch yourself, since this is the only way you’ll get to understand why graphs look the way they do, it is often useful to use a computer program to check against. Here are two online graph sketching applets that you can use for free. They give good results (especially for programs you can run in a browser without paying for) and can be useful for checking the graphs you have sketched. Note that these programs both require your computer has java installed to run (you probably do and they contain instructions on where to get the required version from if you don’t).
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This enables you to plot most functions in Cartesian form. It requires you to enter the graph as a function of x and then clicking “graph” will plot it for you. Using the tools in the top right hand corner you can zoom in/out and more around the graph, you can also adjust the axis.
This applet will allow you to sketch graphs using polar co-ordinates. You can enter a range and your graph as a function of t (the angle). It also allows you to zoom in and out of the graph and includes a list of the functions it supports and how to enter them.