This applet looks at constructing a
surface from its level sets (contours).

- It opens with a control window and three graphics windows.
- Domain window gives the countour map of the function.
- The Level Curves window shows the graph of the function being cut by a plane at height z0. The value of z0 can be found and modified in the control window. The level curve at this height is in orange.
- The graph window shows the graph and the level curves on the graph. The level curve generated by the cutting plane in the previous window also shows up.
- Notice that is the graph window is viewed using the view menu iten "Up the Z axis" we will reproduce the domain window.

A worksheet for using the Level Curves applet is available.

A second worksheet for this applet is also available. (Courtesy of Dr. Steve Harris.)

This applet was designed as by modifying an applet from a demo by Tom Banchoff at Brown University. It is used with permission. Go to the Banchoff Applet Help page.

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Last updated By Mike May, S.J. , October 6, 2006.