How to represent a curve with straight line segments?

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I'm trying to plot the curve segment on the left with line segments only, as the figure in the right. I know there's a function to plot lines but in this problem I need to overlap the lines, with given length, onto the curve and i don't know the coordinates because i'm working with sin and cos curves

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Sam Chak
Sam Chak on 3 Jul 2022
Edited: Sam Chak on 3 Jul 2022
Hi @Luis Eduardo Pacheco González
Just wondering if you want to display a smooth sinusoidal curve like this?
Or, if you are asking for a mathematical solution for computing each line segment that can be used to construct the curve?
subplot(2,1,1)
x = linspace(0, 2*pi, 361);
y = sin(x);
plot(x, y, 'linewidth', 1.5)
grid on, ylim([-1.5 1.5])
subplot(2,1,2)
x = linspace(0, 2*pi, 360/45+1);
y = sin(x);
plot(x, y, 'linewidth', 1.5)
grid on, ylim([-1.5 1.5])
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Luis Eduardo Pacheco González
Thank you very much, the second plot is the way I wanted to represent a curve. Now I’ll just apply it to my code I'm working on.

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