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By Nick Halsey
Spin the Chrome Icon!
This close replica of the logo/icon for Google Chrome, the world's most popular web browser, is built off of a geometric reconstruction of the logo's shape, allowing the logo to "spin" as you drag a point around its edge.

Tags: Google, Chrome, logo, icon, spin, drag

By Nick Halsey
Simple Similar Triangles
Drag points A, B, and C to change the size and shape of the blue triangle, and its white counterpart that is similar (constrained by proportional SAS). Drag the Red point D to change the ratio in sizes. Observe the multitude of calculated output lengths and angles, and how they match the proportion value, proving similarity, regardless of the triangles' shapes/sizes.

Tags: Triangles, Similar, Ratios, Draggable, Outputs,

By Phil Todd
parabola envelope
We use a trick to let the trace "open up" as you drag a point. The trick is this:  an initial point is given parametric location s*t, create a tangent at this point and its envelope as s varies. Now hide the original point and create another point with parameter t, and make it draggable. Dragging the new point changes the value of t and we see a trace from 0 to t.  

Tags: parabola, envelope

By Nick Halsey
Cyclic Quadrilateral Theorem
The Cyclic Quadrilateral Theorem states that for a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle, the measures of opposite angles must add to 180 degrees. Drag the points and observe the angle measures to see how this theorem holds true.

Tags: Quadrilateral, Circle, Cyclic-Quadrilateral, Theorem, Proof, Draggable

By Phil Todd
Polar Point Parabola
The polar point of a line in a parabola is a common point to the chords defined by the common tangents through the points on the line. (Go to Full Screen if the green points won’t drag)

Tags: polar, parabola

By Phil Todd
Polar Point Ellipse
The polar point of a line in an ellipse is a common point to the chords defined by the common tangents through the points on the line. Play with it and the meaning will be clear! (Go to Full Screen if the green points won't drag)

Tags: ellipse, polar

By Phil Todd
Spline Clock
This clock is made from 4 pieces of parabola.  Drag the red 'control points' to change its shape.

Tags: parabola, spline, clock

By Phil Todd
Circle Equation
Try to match a circle defined by its equation with one defined by its center and a point on the circumference. Drag for a hint.

Tags: circle, equation

By Phil Todd
Drag the tangrams to make your favorite shape.  Then press Go to see them move from their square to your shape.

Tags: tangrams

By Phil Todd
Inverted Trammel
Archimedes trammel draws an ellipse if you fix the base and move the handle. What happens if you fix the handle and move the base? Drag point D to find out. See the curve.

Tags: trammel, ellipse

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