I am trying to figure out how I would graph the absolute coordinates of the spiral
r = 14 + 0.69θ^1.8, θ = 4π to 0
when the relative system starts with its origin at absolute (0,0) at θ = 4π and drifts towards (-15, -3) as θ approaches zero.
I'm mapping out spiraling Christmas lights on my bedroom ceiling. The strands start in the corners, run along the wall until midpoints (ie x/y axis lines) then begin spiraling towards the center until they merge into a ring near the middle. Here is an example from a previous apartment:
My new bedroom has a ceiling fan about 15" x 3" off center, so if I treat the ceiling center as the origin its going to look awkward with the fan off to one corner. Treating the fan as the origin would cause the strands to end unevenly across the 4 walls, and would make it harder since I have to go outside inward.
The solution I came up with is to try an elliptical effect where the coordinates start at the walls with the ceiling center as the origin and gradually shift the origin towards the fan as the strands wrap inward.
I'd really like a way to graph this out to see how it will look before I go through the trouble of putting hundreds of thumbtacks in my ceiling :)