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Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The basic problem of this paper was to study the results of transforming selected conics under the transformations w = ez, w = sin z, and w = cos Z. The conic sections were limited to those that were symmetric to the origin, x or y axis. It was found that as the complexity of the curve to be transformed increased so did the complexity of the transformed curve. The other two factors of significance were found to be: 1) The effect of the periodicity of the sine and cosine function; 2) the rapidity by which the absolute values of ex, cosh x, and sinh x increase as x increases. The lone exception to the last statement is that as x approaches negative infinity the value of ex approaches zero.
Copyright 1964 Lester W. Hornung
Hornung, Lester, "Transformation of Selected Lines and Conics in the Z-Plane" (1964). Master's Theses. 857.