Graphing Calculators have been around for a long time. and so has Google’s ability to do simple to intermediate math calculations in its browser. now because of the use of WebGL. To quote the Google Search Blog:
A few months ago we launched a graphing functionality right in search to help students and math lovers plot functions in an easy, simple way. In addition to calculating something simple like dividing up a restaurant bill or graphing more difficult math functions using the search box, people have also been plotting some really unique and interesting functions. You’ll be able to do even more with the graphing calculator, which now supports 3D plotting as well.
To try it just go to google.com and enter in any complex calculation… Readwriteweb had a great one of
sqrt(cos(3*x))*cos(100*y)+1.5*sqrt(abs(x)) + 0.8 x is from -1 to 1, y is from -1 to 1, z is from 0.01 to 2.5
Try that out just copy and paste it into a google search bar and hit enter. Cool eh?