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Questions on the use of algebraic techniques to prove geometric theorems.

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Alternate form for the vector field $x^3\cdot\hat{x} + y^3\cdot\hat{y}$

Is there an alternate form for the vector field $x^3\cdot\hat{x} + y^3\cdot\hat{y}$ in which we can write all in function only of the radius $r=\sqrt{x^2 + y^2}$ ? Thank you
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Given $\Vert \vec{u} \Vert$ and $\Vert \vec{v} \Vert$ and $\angle 120^\circ$ find volume with sides $\vec{u} \times \vec{v}$, $\vec{u}$ and $\vec{v}$

I am given the following problem: Knowing that $\Vert \vec{u} \Vert = 3$ and $\Vert \vec{v} \Vert = 4$ and also $\angle (\vec{u}, \vec{v}) = 120^\circ$ find the volume of the parallelepiped with ...
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If $x^2=\lambda$, then find the value of $\lambda$

A Circle $C_1$ is drawn having any point $P$ on $X$- axis as its centre and passing through the centre of the circle $C: x^2+y^2=1$. A common tangent to $C_1$, and $C$ intersects the circle at ...
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How to prove the parallel projection of an ellipsoid is an ellipse?

Take the following ellipsoid in implicit form as an example: $$x^2 + 2 y^2 + 3 z^2 + x y + y z - 2 xz = 5$$ which shows: The parallel projection of the ellipsoid onto $xoy$ coordinate plane can ...
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Is the smallest ellipsoid enclosing a convex set unique?

Let $S \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a convex set. Assume that it is bounded. We want to find an ellipsoid $E$ of smallest volume such that $S \subset E$. Is $E$ unique?
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Standard form of an Ellipse Given…

So I'm currently stuck on how to get the standard form of the equation of the ellipse given the characteristics Vertical Major Axis and passes through the points ( 0,6 ) and ( 3,0 ) Any Ideas? ...
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Radius of the sphere inscribed at the corner of an irregular polyhedron

Does anyone know the mathematical formula to calculate the radius of a sphere that can be inscribed at the corner of an irregular polyhedron ? There can be several radius, but the sphere should not ...
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'Tetrahedral' coordinates in space (generalization of hexagonal coordinates)

The Cartesian coordinates are the most widely used in Euclidean space of any dimension. However, there is another set of coordinate systems which can in some way be considered optimal. Imagine ...
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Find the coordinates of P and Q.

A line is drawn through the point $A(1,2)$ to cut the line $2y=3x-5$ in $P$ and the line $x+y=12$ in $Q$. If $AQ=2AP$, find the coordinates of $P$ and $Q$. From: Mathematics, The Core Course for A-...
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Is there a simple way to decide if a hyperboloid is one-sheeted or two-sheeted, given the quadric equation?

Let us say that we have a quadric equation, whose solution set lies in $\mathbb{R}^3$, and you know it's a hyperboloid. Is there a way to analytically decide through a criterion if the hyperboloid is ...
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Clarification Needed:Equation Of Refracted Ray/Line

A ray of light is sent along the line $2x-3y=5$.After refracting across the line $x+y=1$ it enters the opposite side after turning by $15^0$ away from the line $x+y=1$.Find the equation of the ...
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Given $\angle (\vec{u} , \vec{v}) = 30^\circ$, $\Vert \vec{w} \Vert = 4$ and $\vec{w}$ is $\perp$ to both find $\vec{u} \cdot \vec{v} \times \vec{w}$

I am given the following problem: Knowing that the angle between the unit vectors $\angle (\vec{u} , \vec{v}) = 30^\circ$, $\Vert \vec{w} \Vert = 4$ and that $\vec{w}$ is orthogonal to both of ...
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Using cross product prove that if $\vec{u} \times \vec{v} = \vec{0}$ and $\vec{u} \cdot \vec{v} = 0$ then $\vec{v} = \vec{0}$

I am asked to elaborate on the following proof: Let $\vec{u} \neq \vec{0}$. Prove that if $\vec{u} \times \vec{v} = \vec{0}$ and $\vec{u} \cdot \vec{v} = 0$ then $\vec{v} = \vec{0}$. My attempt ...
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Checking nature of angles of a triangle given the equations of the three lines that form a triangle

Suppose we have three lines $\ell_i=a_ix+b_iy=c_i$, $i=1,2,3$ and we are given that they form a triangle. I need to find which angles are acute and which are obtuse without plotting the lines ...
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intersection of a line (certain direction) and a circle

I need to calculate (previously) the point where a ball will touch the inside of a circle (for a game I'm developing). So I have two equations, one of the direction of the ball, and another of the ...
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Get the equation of a circle when given 30 points [closed]

A similar question has been asked before on this site but that was of getting equation of circle using 3 points. I want my center to be more accurate So my question is how can i get the center of ...
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Dimensions of bounding box for arbitrary circle sector

I need to determine the dimensions of bounding box for arbitrary circle sector as shown in the diagram below. Given: φ = Start angle in the range of 0 ~ 2π θ = Sweep angle in the range of 0 ~ 2π r =...
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Analytical geometry - Finding the coordinates of point M

I've been practicing analytical geometry lately and I've come to a problem. I solved the problem a few times but I can't get the right result. Here is the math problem: Point M whose distance ...
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Largest bifocal triangle in an ellipse

Ellipse $E$ has foci at $P$ and $Q$, and semi-major and semi-minor axes of length $a$ and $b$, respectively. Find the area of the largest triangle that can be (parttially) inscribed in ellipse $E$, ...
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Volume calculation with change of variables

I am trying to calculate the volume of a solid, given the equations of its bounding surfaces. It is a $3$-dimensional object, so the equations are in $x$, $y$ and $z$. In order to simplify the ...
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Calculate equally-spaced and arranged center points on the edges of a circle based on its diameter and grid origin?

Question for a project: I have a circle that I know the diameter of (and therefore also the height/width dimensions of on a grid based on its top/left origin X/Y)... but I wanted to calculate equally ...
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graph of $z=2x+y$

The usual technique using traces where one variable is set to 0 does not seem to work here since I get all 0's and so where do the intersections meet? I looked in my calc. book and the technique ...
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Graph of the function $\cos(x)\cos(x+2)-\cos^2(x+1)$ will be?

Graph of the function $\cos(x)\cos(x+2)-\cos^2(x+1)$ will be? (A)A straight line (B)A parabola Give the corresponding equation too. Source:JEE 1997. Can ...
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Necessary & Sufficient condition for the line $ax+by+c=0$ to pass through the 1st quadrant

What is the necessary and sufficient condition for the line $ax+by+c=0$, where $a,b,c$ are non-zero real numbers, to pass through the first quadrant? I could find the points at which the line ...