# Thread: Drawing a graph: X and Y values?

1. ## Drawing a graph: X and Y values?

Hello,
given the equation: x= sin(t²)/2 + C I want to draw this in an interval [0,2]

My try:
Setting T to be 0,1 and 2; resulted in:
t = 0; results in: sin(0²)/2 + C = 0 + C

t = 1; results in: sin(1²)/2 + C = 0.008726 + C
t = 2; results in: sin(2²)/2 + C = 0.034878 + C

So, is T the X value and Y is the answer? Or is it vice versa? (Cannot believe I am asking, but better safe than sorry).

2. Originally Posted by ManyTimes
Hello,
given the equation: x= sin(t²)/2 + C I want to draw this in an interval [0,2]

My try:
Setting T to be 0,1 and 2; resulted in:
t = 0; results in: sin(0²)/2 + C = 0 + C

t = 1; results in: sin(1²)/2 + C = 0.008726 + C
t = 2; results in: sin(2²)/2 + C = 0.034878 + C

So, is T the X value and Y is the answer? Or is it vice versa? (Cannot believe I am asking, but better safe than sorry).

Dear ManyTimes,

Is C a constant?? If you take C as an arbitary constant, the independent variable is t (the variable used in X axis) and the dependent variable is x (Y axis.) Hence you will get a family of curves.(I have attached the graph where C=0,-1,1,-2,2)