### Code for the Famous Curves Applet

The Famous Curves interactive associated curve plotter in java is based on Pascal routines by J J O'Connor written for
Mathematical MacTutor and adapted by Ben Soares for the Famous Curves section of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
on the WWW at http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/

Please do not modify this code without the authors' permission.

The authors' email addresses are:

Ben Soares: bs@st-and.ac.uk

John O'Connor: joc@st-and.ac.uk

Constructive comments are always welcome.

No responsibility for this code or its use will be taken by the authors.
If you would like to see the scripts that have been written to make the
java bytecode used for the Famous Curves Applet you can click on the links
below to see each class.

- FamousCurves
- contains the definition of the curve
object. It is entirely dependent upon the name string given it to define
the curve points. The methods used to define the associated curve points
are part of this class.
- Curve
- contains the panel used to draw the curve
and its associated curves in. This also detects the mouse movements on the
curve.
- CurvePanel
- contains the panel at the bottom of the
applet making use of a cardlayout in a gridbaglayout. It also detects the
mouseclicks on the PointButtons as I could find no easy way of making them
do that themselves (if you know how to let me know).
- CurveControls
- contains the definition of the PointButtons
which are little more than a triangular appearing canvas.
- TextPanel
- contains the scrollbarless panel which has the
text (instructions/definitions) displayed within.
- PointButton
- contains the overall
applet which takes param values from the html and creates the curve and places
it in the curvepanel which in turn is placed in the curvecontrols.

Welcome page
Famous curves index

BS July 1996