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Why is $\cos\left(\frac{3\pi}{2}-t+2k\pi\right) = -\sin(t)$ [on hold]

Why is this true? $$\cos\left(\frac{3\pi}{2}-t+2k\pi\right) = -\sin(t)$$
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parametric equations, finding the range of t

When parametrizing a curve how doe we obtain the range of $t$? For example lets say we have the parametrization: $x(t) = 1+3t$ and $y(t) = 2+5t$. How do we find the range of t? $t\to[?,?]$
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Parameterization which is closed under addition

Suppose $\beta_1(t)$ and $\beta_2(t)$ are two parametric curves defined on $[0,1]$. Let $\beta_1^*(t)$ and $\beta_2^*(t)$ are two re-parametrized of the above curves. Now, I looking for a ...
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Parametrisation of the curve after a short time

I am trying to wrap my head around this differential geometry problem. I am given velocity V with components in the principle normal and binormal directions. Then I am given an approximation of the ...
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Rotating a 2d equation in a 3d space? [closed]

I'm attempting to rotate a shape taken from a parametric equation. I'm doing this inside a Java program, so it automatically adjusts the variables as I need. I have: $t = \pi$ but t decreases in ...
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Calculating the Constant of Integration in Parametric, Vector-based Equations

I'm having trouble finding the constant of integration in parametric, vector-based equations. Given an equation: $$ a(t)\ =\langle \cos(t),\ \sin(t)\rangle $$ and $$ \int\ a(t)\ dt\ =\langle 0,\ ...
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Sketching a parametrised cone and a geodesic lying on it.

I just started a new module at University and I am having some trouble with parametrisation. I am given a parametrisation of a geodesic lying on a cone in notation $r(t)=x(t){\bf i}+y(t){\bf ...
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Show two parametrizations to be equal

Given the two curves \begin{align*}&\mathcal{C}\left\{\begin{matrix}u = t\\v = t\end{matrix}\right., & t\in [0,1]\\ \\ &\mathcal{C'}\left\{\begin{matrix}u = t^3\\v = ...
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Angle between position and velocity vectors is constant?

Is there a name for such a curve or can this even happen? I know when the velocity vector, $\mathbf{x'}$, and position vector, $\mathbf{x}$ are always orthogonal $\mathbf{x}(t)$ parametrizes a circle ...
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Find a parametrization of a hyperplane in $\mathbb{R}^4$ given by the equation $x+y+z+at=b$

Find a parametrization of the hyperplane in $\mathbb{R}^4$ given by the equation $x+y+z+at=b$ where $a,b$ are real numbers. I'm not sure about my answer: $$y \begin{pmatrix} -1\\ 1\\ 0\\ 0 ...
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Find the parametrization of the curve resulting from intersection of two surfaces

The question reads as follows: Find a parametrization of the curve resulting from the intersection of the surfaces: $z = x^2 - y^2$ and $z= x^2 +xy - 1$ My attempt: (Use y = t as a parameter, so ...
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What is the requirement for separable parameters in an LSQ fit?

I am trying to determine the amplitude of a sinus modulated sinus as accurate as possible. My sampling frequency is sufficently high. The entire model looks as follows: $$ ...
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Parametric integration of curves

If you were to integrate this curve between $t=\pi$ and $t=\frac{5\pi}{6}$ what area would you be working out? Also if you integrated this curve between $t=\pi$ and $t=\frac{2\pi}{3}$ what area ...
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Calculating the surface area of revolution for parametric equation.

I solved a problem using a method that's completely different from the mark scheme and I got the right answer, but I'm unsure whether or not it's just some coincidence. Here's the question: The ...
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Tangent line of Lissajous curve?

I'm trying to find at how many points the tangent line of $(\cos(3t),\sin(2t))$ goes through the point $(3,0)$. My attempt: This is the same thing as saying for how many values of $t$ do we have ...
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Solving matrix using Gaussian elimination and a parameter

$\begin{bmatrix} x_{1} & 2x_{2} & & & ax_{5} & x_{6} & = & -2 \\ -x_{1} & -2x_{2} & & & (-1-a)x_{5} ...
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How to find a number of integral solutions (all $x$)

If $A$ is between $[1..9000]$ $$A*X = 1 \pmod{9000}$$ All parameters are integers. I have found some solutions: $$A = 6907, X = 43,$$ $$A = 7111, X = 991$$ But I don't know how to find all $x$. I ...
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Convert to cartesian?

How would I convert $X(t)=\cos(t)a+\sin(t)b$ to cartesian, where $a=(3,3)$ and $b=(-1,1)$. I tried saying $x(t)=3\cos(t)-\sin(t)$ and $y(t)=3\cos(t)+\sin(t)$ but I am stuck on how to remove the $t$.
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Finding point of intersection between 2 parameterised lines

Given the problem of finding the intersection of 2 parameterised lines L1: $x=2-t ; y=1+t$ and L2: $x=2+t ; y=4+t$. Recovering original eqns $y=3-x$ and $y=2x$ yields the correct answer of ...
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Finding a system of equations that defines a line $r$

I'm trying to get a system of equations that defines the following line $r$. Here is its parametric equation $r: (1,2,3)+t(3,1,2) \mid t \in \mathbb{R}$ To find the two equations I calculate the ...
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express $\frac{\sin 3a}{\sin a}$ with only $\cos a$

How can I express $\frac{\sin 3a}{\sin a}$ while using only $\cos a$? Thanks in advance
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Solving a non-linear parametric equation

I am interested in solving a parametric equation where the unknown function is a function of time, and there is also an input. For example: $ y^{2}(t) + y(t) = \sin(t)$ I am coming from a signal ...
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How to prove parametric equation of a ellipse

The parametric equation of a ellipse is $$x=a \cos t\\y=b \sin t$$ It can be viewed as $x$ coordinate from circle with radius $a$, $y$ coordinate from circle with radius $b$. How to prove that it's ...
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Collinearity of three points on a curve.

In the realm of elliptic curves, the collinearity of three points is of a fundamental importance because this condition allows us to define on the curve a law of Abelian group, the study of which is ...
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How to solve this parametric linear equation?

How to solve this parametric linear equation? I need to find all numbers for $\alpha$ with which has a single, infinity or none solution. $$ \left[\begin{array}{rrr|r} \alpha & 1 & 0 ...
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How to use parametric equation/trigonometric identity to show an ellipse?

I have the equation $16x^2+25y^2=400$, and the parametric equation $(x,y)=(5\cos t, 4\sin t)$. If I plug in the parametric equation into the first equation, I end up with the trigonometric identity ...
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If $a^2 + b^2 = 1$, show there is $t$ such that $a = \frac{1 - t^2}{1 + t^2}$ and $b = \frac{2t}{1 + t^2}$

My question is how we can prove the following: If $a^2+b^2=1$, then there is $t$ such that $$a=\frac{1-t^2}{1+t^2} \quad \text{and} \quad b=\frac{2t}{1+t^2}$$
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Calculus problem of finding the equation of a line.

Find the equation of a line that passes through the origin, with positive slope, and its tangent to the parabola given by :$ y = x^2 - 2x + 2$ My approach to this problem was to differentiate the ...
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Parametric Trig Functions

A closed curve in the $(x, y)$-plane is represented by the functions $$x(θ)=\frac12(\cos \theta +\sqrt2 (\sin \theta))$$ $$y(θ)=\frac12(− \cos \theta +\sqrt2 (\sin \theta))$$ where the parameter ...
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How to find the points in which a given curve intersects itself?

Apologies in advance for my lack of knowledge with *tex. Hi everyone and thanks for any sort of help! I am given the following parametric curve: $(t^2\cos t, t^2\sin t,t^2), \text{where} -2\pi \le ...
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Parametrized curve with adjustable plateau

I am trying to create a parametrized curve. Basically I want a monotone curve through $(0, 0)$ and $(u, 1)$ with a plateau at $(ru, s)$ with $u\gt 0$ and $r,s\epsilon[0; 1]$, so my constraints are ...
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How to represent 2D lines (i.e. on $x$ and $y-axis$) on a 3D graph using either Cartesian ($z=f(x,y)$) or Parametric $(x,y,z)=f(u,v)$

How to represent 2D lines (i.e. on $x$ and $y-axis$) on a 3D graph using either Cartesian ($z=f(x,y)$) or Parametric $(x,y,z)=f(u,v)$ Hi, I've been working on a Simplex problem and would like to ...
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Find the derivative $dy/dx$ from the parametric equations for $x$ and $y$

Let \begin{cases} y=2t^2-t+1 \\ x=\sin(t) \end{cases} find $\frac{dy}{dx}$ Is this all that I need to do? $$\frac{4t-1}{\cos(t)}$$
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Parametric Equations. Find $\frac{dy}{dx}$ in terms of $x$

Find $\frac{dy}{dx}$ in terms of $x$ if the parametric equations of a curve are given by $x=e^{\sqrt{4t}}$ and $y=\sqrt{e^{6t}}$. My attempt, I found $\frac{dx}{dt}=\frac{e^{2\sqrt{t}}}{\sqrt{t}}$ ...
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Parametric Equations (Concavity)

The question is: A curve is defined by the parametric equations $$ x = t^2 + a $$ $$ y = t(t-a)^2 $$ Find the range of values for t in terms of a where the function is concave up? What I have ...
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I don't understand these directional vectors

I'm currently practicing for my final calculus exam in 20 days time, it has a vector section, here is my problem. When I need to find these parametric equations for either lines of planes, I need a ...
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Path of a cycloid

In this question, it's said that the path of a cycloid can be given as this parametric equation: $$\begin{align*}x &= r(t - \sin t)\\ y &= r(1 - \cos t)\end{align*}$$ and is shown here: ...
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Parameterization of a torus

Given that the parameterization of a torus is given by: $x(\theta,\phi) = (R + r\cos(\theta))\cos(\phi)$ $y(\theta,\phi) = (R + r\cos(\theta))\sin(\phi)$ $z(\theta,\phi) = r\sin(\theta)$ and the ...
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How do I detect collisions in a parametric equation$?$ (Lissajous curve)$?$

Let's say you have a simple parametric equation where $x= \sin(3t)$ and $y=\cos(7t).$ This is a pretty simple parametric equation that generates a relatively complicated Lissajous figure. You can ...
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Parametrization of a hypocycloid

How do I prove that a hypocycloid, which has equation $$x^{2/3} + y^{2/3} = a^{2/3}$$ can be parameterized by $$x = a\cos^3(\theta),\qquad y = a\sin^3(\theta)$$? The problem assumes that it is true, ...
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Parametric equation for $x²+4y² =1$, $x²+z^2=1$? ($y\ge 0, z\ge 0$)

In order to find this parametric equation, I would do: $$z=\sqrt{1-x²}\\x=\sqrt{1-4y²}\implies \\z = \sqrt{1-(1-4y²)} = \sqrt{1+4y²}$$ Then, if I choose $x=t$ as a parameter, I get: $$x=t, ...
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How to find parametric equation of the intersection $x²+y²+z²=2$ and $y=x$?

I know that if I substitute $y=x$ into $x²+y²+z²=2$ I get $$2x²+z²=2$$ which in some way gives me $$x²+\frac{z²}{2} = 1$$ which is an ellipse. My parametric equation goes from $(0,0,\sqrt{2})$ ...
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Parametrization of $x^2-y^2=1$; Why does the following only cover the “right-hand side”?

I have the parabola $x^2-y^2=1$. I am asked to first show that $\cosh(t)=x,\sinh(t)=y$ parameterizes the curve. This, I have done; substituting to the implicit function expression gives $1$. But I ...
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Find a Function That is in The Shape of the Given Boundary

John lives 2 miles north from a road, which is separated from John's house by a grove. If he walks from his house to the road along any straight line, the last mile of his walk is through the ...
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Different forms of representing curves

I am reading about mathematical representation of curves and have come across following points which I can't seem to understand : 1) Why Explicit representation cannot be used to represent closed ...
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Second degree parametric inequalities

I am asked to solve the parametric inequality and to find for which values of a every x is a solution. $$ (a+5)x^2 - 2x(a+1) + 2a - 4 \ge 0 $$ So in order every x to be a solution to the ...
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Cycloid angular parameter solution to an ODE for density fluctuations

I'm just reading over some Cosmology notes and there is a little ODE solve that I am not quite understanding. I have an equation of the form: $$ \ddot{R}=-\frac{GM}{R^{2}} $$ Integrating gives: $$ ...
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Length and revolved surface area of parametric curve

Can someone verify this for me?
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Creating a Parametric Equation

The problem is as follows: "In each of the following cases, you will be asked to write down a family of parametric curves that have the property that at $$t = 1$$ we have $$x'(t) = y'(t) = 0$$ but the ...
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Convergence of a sequence depending on parameter

My math teacher gave us this exercise for homework: Given $ a \in [-3, \infty), $ a given sequence $(x_n),$ with $ x_n = \left(\frac{a^n+2}{3^n+4}\right)$ Determine $a$ so that the sequence ...