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### Maximum/Minimum of Curvature - Ellipse

Find the sum of the maximum and minimum of the curvature of the ellipse: $9(x-1)^2 + y^2 = 9$. Hint( Use the parametrization $x(t) = 1 + cos(t)$) Tried to use parametrization like that, but then ...
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### Show that the intersection of a plane…

Show that the intersection of the plane $z = 2y$ with the elliptic cylinder $\frac{x^2}{5} + y^2 = 1$ is a circle. Find the radius and center of this circle. Hint: How can one describe a circle in ...
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### Multivariable Calculus: Volume

Trying to figure out the following problem: Evaluate the integral $\int\int\int_EzdV$, where E lies above the paraboloid $z = x^2+y^2$ and below the plane $z=6y$. Round the result to the nearest ...
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### How to maximize the volume of a rectangular parallelepiped in an ellipsoid?

This question comes from an exam about 15 years ago. How to find the maximal volume of a rectangular parallelepiped inscribed in an ellipsoid $\frac{x^2}{a^2}+\frac{y^2}{b^2}+\frac{z^2}{c^2}=1$? ...
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### How many times can quadric kiss cosine at given point?

Let a quadric $ax^2+2bxy+cy^2+dx+ey+f=0$ touches the plot of $y=\cos(x)$ at the point $(0,1)$ with multiplicity $n$. What is the maximum possible value of $n$? Recall that a joint point $P$ of ...
I usually use the following parametric equation to find the surface area of a regular cone $z=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}$: $$x=r\cos\theta$$ $$y=r\sin\theta$$ $$z=r$$ And make $0\leq r \leq 2\pi$, \$0 \leq \theta ...