Electronic Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

New Orleans, Louisiana, October 28-31, 2004

Paper C063

Describing Mathematical Figures with Metapost

Jeffrey Clark

Elon University
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Metapost is a tool that is included with many LaTeX distributions that is very powerful for constructing mathematical drawings. This paper will demonstrate uses at varying levels of abstraction, from explicit specification of point coordinates up to transformational geometry and fractals.

Keyword(s): chaos and fractals, geometry, software