I wanted to post this note many months ago, but I guess I procastinated.
In this note, I would like to show how to do a similar graph like the above, to graph literally anything in a single function (As long as it is a function of x), and invite anybody to make a graph like this, depicting an object (be it a building, or an ant). Then, I will compile the graphs together such that graphing the single function depicts any object we have made.
In the image above, I have depicted the Empire State Building and the Singapore Parliament house in a single function.
First, let me introduce this function:
The above function, basically graphs from and , and from , assuming and to be positive real numbers.
Now, if you can see where this is going, if I that above function by , what would I get? I get from and , and from .
For the case of , and :
You can try it yourself here
Now, what if we want to graph from to and then from to ? Easy, we just add functions together:
And so we are done with the basis of how to graph any object you want, all you have to do is keep adding the functions together until you get the desired shape.
Now, what if your desired shape is referenced from a picture? No worries, Desmos enables you to add a picture for reference:
Sidenote: To achieve shading (For the picture above, the shading is red), just add an inequality. To know what I mean, try . The above picture took me about 45 minutes.
If you want to make one of these graphs, and want to submit yours too, just post the link of your graph into the comments section. However, for your graph to be accepted, it has to pass some requirements:
Your graph must be from to and from to , where is the section where your object exists. This is to allow me to add multiple objects to a single function's graph (Like how I added the Empire State Building and the Singapore Parliament House together into a single function.)
Your Graph should have a height of roughly between to . This is to avoid graphs that are too small or too big to be added into the compilation.
Well that's about it, have fun making one of these graphs! If you have any questions, post them in the comments section.