About the Module and the Authors

This module uses the problem of modeling growth in a chambered nautilus shell to give the user experience with the concepts of polar coordinates and parametric curves.

David Smith and Lawrence (Lang) Moore are Associate Professors Emeriti at Duke University. They can be reached at das@math.duke.edu and lang@math.duke.edu, respectively. Bill Mueller is a training engineer at MathWorks. He may be reached at wmueller@alum.mit.edu. David Smith is also the Editor of this journal, and Moore is Executive Editor of MathDL. To avoid conflict of interest, the reviews of this module and the decision to publish it were in the hands of Associate Editor Jerry Porter.

The following individuals contributed to various versions of the module and to the downloadable computer algebra files.

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