A main feature of **KmPlot** is to visualize the influence of parameters to the curve of a function.

Let's see, how to move a sinus curve left and right:

- Create a new Cartesian plot.
- Enter the equation
f(x,a) = sin(x-a)

- Check the option and choose from the drop down list.
- To make the available sliders visible, check

Now you can move the slider and see how the parameter value modifies the position of the curve.

Now let's have a look at the maximum distance of a projectile thrown with different angles. We use a parametric plot depending on an additional parameter which is the angle.

- Define a constant v_0 for the starting velocity.
- Create a new parametric plot
- Enter the equations
f_x(t,α) = v_0∙cos(α)∙t f_y(t,α) = 2+v_0∙sin(α)∙t−5∙t^2

- Check the option and choose from the drop down list.
- To make the available sliders visible, check

Now you can move the slider and see how the distance depends on the parameter value.

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