Alumni

Nathan Wong

Mathematica Summer Camp

Class of 2012

Bio

Nathan is from the Bay Area and will be a junior for the 2012–13 school year. He enjoys mathematics and computer science, often competing in local and national tournaments with his friends. Outside of academics, he is a percussionist in his school's wind ensemble and practices martial arts.

Project: Perpendicular Bisector Traces

This Demonstration traces the perpendicular bisector of a segment joining any point to a moving point on a function. If the function is a circle, the trace yields conics, but with more complex functions the trace generates interesting patterns. Input x and y as functions of t, and choose between viewing the trace or an animation. The Demonstration runs slowly when more lines are desired.