The National Curve Bank by Dr Shirley Gray

This sprawling database is a sight to behold; cycloids, logarithmic spirals, hyperbolas, parabolas, polar curves, sinusoids- these are just some of the stuff being featured on the site (and I have barely scratched the surface as far as the offerings are concerned). Simulation applets and various 3-D animations are aplenty, not to mention you get nice history lessons on how some of these famous curves came to fruition:






Every serious mathematician should definitely pay Dr Shirley Gray's site a visit; the URL is
http://curvebank.calstatela.edu. I am most grateful to her for granting me permission to make mention of her creation here. Peace.


Point to note:

I had the honour of meeting Dr Shirley Gray in person (as well as her husband Professor Harry Gray of Caltech University) on the evening of 22 July 2013-they were in Singapore for a 3 day visit and stayed at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) National Executive Centre.

Had a lengthy, delightful chat with both of them; they were really one nice, warm and friendly couple of wit, humility and humor. I am extremely humbled to be in their presence.Peace.