Archimedean spiral

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It can be described in polar coordinates [math](r, \theta)[/math] by the equation

[math]\, r=a+b\theta[/math]

with real numbers [math]a[/math] and [math]b[/math].

The JavaScript code to produce this picture

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://jsxgraph.uni-bayreuth.de/distrib/jsxgraph.css" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://jsxgraph.uni-bayreuth.de/distrib/jsxgraphcore.js"></script>
<div id="jsxgbox" class="jxgbox" style="width:500px; height:500px;"></div>
var board = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jsxgbox', {originX: 250, originY: 250, unitX: 25, unitY: 25});
var a = board.create('slider', [[1,8],[5,8],[0,1,4]],{name:'a'});
var b = board.create('slider', [[1,9],[5,9],[0,0.25,4]],{name:'b'});

var c = board.create('curve', [function(phi){return a.Value()+b.Value()*phi; }, [0, 0],0, 8*Math.PI],
             {curveType:'polar', strokewidth:4});      

var g = board.create('glider', [c]);
var t = board.create('tangent', [g], {dash:2,strokeColor:'#a612a9'});
var n = board.create('normal', [g], {dash:2,strokeColor:'#a612a9'});