Going Down the Drain

  • Peter Hilton
  • Derek Holton
  • Jean Pedersen
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


What have Helianthus annuus and Helix pomatia got in common? First of all, you probably need to know what these things are. Helianthus annuus is generally known as the (common) sunflower, while Helix pomatia is the common or garden French snail that finds its way onto dinner plates in fancy restaurants all around the world.


Polar Curve Polar Equation Helianthus Annuus Musca Domestica Helix Pomatia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Hilton
    • 1
  • Derek Holton
    • 2
  • Jean Pedersen
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematical Sciences DepartmentSUNY at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsSanta Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

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