Series 5: Shear T-E-S (A)
The movies for this task show a shear transformation being applied to the letter T (the second movie includes TRACE-lines for key points).
Students are asked to find the invariant line and the scale factor for the shear.
A second task (B) in this series, again supported by QuickTime movies, asks students to apply the shear to the letters E and S.

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  • Shear-A-worksheet.pdf

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Created: Jan 30, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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