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Spraying a Wall with a Garden Hose

by James Alexander (Case Western Reserve University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 2005

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Analytic Geometry | Trigonometry
Applicable Course(s): 2.3 College Algebra & Trigonometry combined

Trace the trajecgtory of splash points left on a wall by a rotating nozzle on a water hose.

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