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Find the length of the curve $x^{2k}+y^{2k} =1$

I want to find an expression for length and find the limit $k\rightarrow \infty$ The answer is obviously 8, if we look at the graphs.
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Parametric Curve Representation of a Square from a Circle

Given the parametric equation of a unit circle $$ \vec r(\theta) = \begin{bmatrix} \cos\theta \\ \sin\theta \end{bmatrix}, \quad 0 \leq \theta \leq 2\pi $$ It seems that there is some function $$ f ...
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Area of the surface generated by revolving curve around y-axis

So I did something wrong in my solution because I'm not seeming to get the right answer. $$\int_c^d 2\pi (4 \sqrt{9-y}\sqrt{1-\frac{4}{9-y}})~\mathrm{d}y$$ combine square roots and move out ...
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Parametrization of a bounded solid.

So, I have a solid bounded by $z=\sqrt{x^2+y^2}, z=\sqrt{1-x^2-y^2}, z=2$ I had to parametrize it using spherical coordinates so I used $$\begin{cases} x(\rho, \theta, ...
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Area inside curve given by parametric equation

I have this parametric equation: $$ \text{C}: \qquad \vec r(t)=\left(\cos^3(t), \sin^3(t)\right), \qquad t \in [0, 2\pi] $$ How to find the area inside of $\text{C}$? I have this formula, but I ...
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Finding the equation for a (inverted) cycloid given two points

If I have two points on a Cartesian plane, and I know that they are connected by a cycloid, then how do I find the equation for that cycloid? For background information, I have been playing around ...
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Surface parametrization and calculating its area

I have to find the parametric equation of the surface of the sphere inside the cylinder and above the $z=0$ plane, as shown in this picture. $$ \text{Sphere: }x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 1\\ \text{Cylinder: ...
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Area of the portion of the cylinder $x^2+y^2 = 9$ for which $-1 \leq z \leq 2$ and $ 0 \leq \theta \leq \pi/2$

Problem: Find the area of the portion of the cylinder $x^2+y^2 = 9$, for which $-1 \leq z \leq 2$ and $ 0 \leq \theta \leq \pi/2$ I first solved this by parametrizing the surface. $x = 3\cos(u)$ , ...
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Rewrite the following surface so that I can graph it.

$z = \dfrac{1+x^2}{1+y^2}$ $ $ I want the part of the surface above the square $|x|+|y|\leq 1$ $ $ OR we can write this square as $-y<x<y$ and $-1<x<-1$ $ $ I have spent hours trying ...
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Parametrization Question

When computing a line integral, or any integral that requires parametrization, what are you integrating with respect to? For example, if parametrizing in polar coordinates, with $x=r\cos\theta$ and ...
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Explanation of how to go from polar to parametric equations.

I was wondering how you can make a polar equation parametric, and I just don't get it. My book says that for $r = f(\theta)$, $x = f(t) \cos t$ and $y = f(t) \sin t$, but this makes absolutely no ...
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Parametric equation for intersection of curve

Here's the three part question: A) Find parametric equations for curve which is the intersection of the cylinder $x^2 + z^2 = 1$ and the plane y = -x. B) Show that the curve lies on the surface $x^2 ...
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Parametric equation of a circle given starting point.

Find the parametric equations of a circle with radius of $5$ where you start at point $(5,0)$ at $v=0$ and you travel clockwise with a period of $3$. So, I know that I require to have a $x(v)$ and ...
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Parametric & Trigonometry

$$x=7\sin(t)+\sin(7t)$$ $$y=7\cos(t)+\cos(7t)$$ How would I solve this one out? I have to simplify the two enough to graph it. I squaring the two and adding them together, but I hit a roadblock: ...
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Removing parametrization from a system of equations

Consider the following system : $$ \begin{aligned} \frac{d^2t}{d\lambda^2} &= -f\left(t\right)\frac{d t}{d \lambda}\frac{d t}{d \lambda} -A\frac{d g\left(t,x\right)}{d \lambda}\frac{d t}{d ...
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Parametric Equations

$x=3\sin^3t$ $y=3\cos^3t$ How would I even begin to work out this one? I'm supposed to graph it, but I have no clue what how to even start it.
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Partial derivative of straigh-line parametrized integral

I would like to evaluate the following $$ F(\mathbf{r}_1,\mathbf{r}_2) = \int_0^1 ds~f(\mathbf{r}_1 + (\mathbf{r}_2 - \mathbf{r}_1)s) $$ where $\mathbf{r}_{1/2} = (x_{1/2} , y_{1/2})$, i. e. a ...
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Improper parametric arc length

The first thought I had to solve this problem was using the integral, $$ \int_1^\infty \sqrt{\left(\frac{dx}{dt}\right)^2+\left(\frac{dy}{dt}\right)^2}\: \:dt $$ Once you solve for the derivatives ...
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At what extent I can use trigonometric functions and properties with parametric curves?

I have a know-how and a library about trigonometry and trigonometric operations, I would like to know if I can possibly rely on trigonometry for parametric curves too and how the trigonometry from the ...
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Line integrals and parametrization

I've just learned about line integrals, and I need some help understanding an example problem in my textbook. The question is supposed to be really easy. Integrate $f(x,y,z)=x-3y+z$ over the line ...
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Find the area of the circle

Find the area of the circle defined by the parametric equations $x = \cos t$ and $y = \sin t$. I know this is circle defined by $x^2 +y^2 =1$ so i used $0 < t < 2\pi$ as my bounds, then ...
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Parameterizing an implicit curve

I have to parameterize this curve: $$F(x,y)=y-x^2+x-e^{-yx^2}=0$$ But I don´t know how to do it. thanks
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Help Needed Changing Parameter

Given that $r(t)=(4(\sin(t)−t\cos(t)),4(\sin(t)+t\sin(t)),(3/2)t^2)$ is a vector-value position function. Find the arc length function $s$. I need to change the parameter before deriving to calculate ...
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Analytical Models for Hysteresis of Complicated Systems

I’ve been working with a system that exhibits hysteresis and I’ve found that the more common models do not work for me. I am wondering if anyone is aware of other models that might be out there for ...
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How to find the parametric equation of $x^y=y^x$ without Lambert W function?

This is sort of a follow-up to my previous question. I've done basic conversions of parametric to to cartesian and back as part of my A-level, but never anything more advanced than a sin/cos ...
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How would I parametrise a straight line?

If I want to parameterise a straight line and I have the equation, eg $y=2x+1$ and I also have two co-ordinates it passes through, would it ok to use the co-ordinates to parameterise in terms of $t$?
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“Orthonormal” parameterization of solid sphere?

The standard parameterization of the solid sphere of radius $r$ centered at the origin in $3$-space is ...
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Faster way of finding critical points?

So I am looking at parametric vector function. $$ \begin{vmatrix} \cos (t) & -\sin (t) & 0 \\ \cos f(t) \sin (t) & \cos f(t) \cos (t) & -\sin f(t) \\ ...
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x(u,v), y(u,v), z(u,v) parametric equations for a special cycloid

I'm trying to find out a 3d parametric equations for a cycloid I know that a cycloid is a 2d curve it is generated by a point on a rolling circle. but my circle is rolling around another circle both ...
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What is the Implicitization Problem

Let $V$ be a subset of $k^n$ given parametrically as $x_1 =g_1(t_1,...,t_m) ...x_n=g_n(t_1,...,t_m)$. If the $g_i$ are polynomials (or rational functions) in the variables $t_j$, then $V$ will be an ...
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Sketching Parametrizations - how to get something more understandable?

So I have some parametric functions (of one variable) I'm trying to sketch. Generally I can do so by "reverse parametrizing" where I take $x(t)$ and make $t$ a function of $x$ and then substituting ...
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How to parameterise the curve $ x^2 = 4y, 3x^3 = 8z$?

As per title, I'm unsure how to parameterise the given curve? Are there different methods? I'm unsure about parameterisation in general, I just tend to remember specific formulas.
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Bezier Surface evalution

So the problem I'm having at the moment, is a thinking problem. I can draw a bezier surface (parametric surface) with 16 control points and if I evaluate S(u, v) I get a coordinate in the 3D space. ...
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Solving a complex exponential / logarithmic equation

I've found this interesting equation on the web: $$p-1 = (1 - e^{\alpha-\beta t})^{t+1}$$ which has to be solved for t, considering that the parameters: $\alpha, \beta, p$ are defined correctly. ...
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Is there a parametric form for a degenerate conic section?

With parametric form I mean a parametrization like $(\cos{t}, \sin{t})$ for a circle. A conic section has such a parametrization, but suppose it degenerates in 2 lines (ranges of points), is there a ...
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Parametric Equation of sine wave helically wrapped around a cylinder

I want a parametric equation of a sine wave at a small ramp angle wrapped around a cylindrical body (3D). The parametric equation below gets me close to what I'm looking for, but not quite since the ...
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Parametric equation of a curve in $R^3$

How to find the parametric equation of the curve in $R^3$, which is the intersection of the sphere of radius $a>0$ centred at the origin, and the plane $x+y+z=0$? I've tried to start looking for ...
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Why can't elliptic curves be parameterized with rational functions?

Background: For our abstract algebra class, we were asked to prove that $\mathbb{Q}(t, \sqrt{t^3 - t})$ is not purely transcendental. It clearly has transcendence degree $1$, so if it is purely ...
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Prove the normal will be at constant distance form origin in this parametric function?

Given a function, $x = a(cos \theta + \theta \sin\theta])$, $y = a(sin\theta - \theta\ cos\theta)$, $a \in R$ Prove that the normal drawn on each point is at constant distance form the origin? If ...
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Prove the continuity and differentiability of parametric integration

$$F(\alpha )=\int_{0}^{+ \infty } \frac{\cos x}{1+(x+\alpha )^{2} } dx$$ Prove the function F is continuous and differentiable on the interval $[0, +\infty )$
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Parametrization of a paraboloid part

Find the parametric equation of the surface $S$, where $S$ is the part of the paraboloid $z=x^2 + y^2 + 1$ bounded by the plane $z=2x+3$ My attempt The OXY projection of $S$ is $x^2 + y^2 + 1 = 2x + ...
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Parametric equations of manifold

I have am working for a linear algebra test and I realized that I don't know how to solve exercises with linear manifolds even the basic one. W : $ x+y-z+u=1 $ $ 2x+u=2 $ $ z -u=0 $ I don't ...
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Showing that these two lines are parallel.

$$ \dfrac{x - 1}{2} = 2 - y = 5 - z \quad \text{and} \quad \dfrac{4 - x}{4} = \dfrac{3 + y}{2} = \dfrac{5 + z}{2}. $$ I was given this math problem as homework, and I have spent the past hour ...
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Parametric form of curves?

Can someone tell me the steps to get the parametric form of a curve? For example: $x^{2\over 3}$ +$y^{2\over 3}$ =1
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Lengths of Plane Curves - Calculus 2: $\sqrt{1-x^2} ; x=-\frac{1}{2} \to x=\frac{1}{2}$

$$ \sqrt{1-x^2} ; x=-\frac{1}{2} \to x=\frac{1}{2} $$ I am having problems setting this up. Taking the derivative of $\sqrt{1-x^2}$. Leaves me with: $$ \frac{1}{2}\left(1-x^2 ...
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Parametrization for implicit function

$3y^2=x(1-x)^2$ By differentiation we can knwo that the sketch of this graph has one circle. I want to draw a graph in maple. Implicit plot does not work well So I will use parametric way. ...
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Surface described by parametric equations

If I've got the surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$ described by: $x(s,t)=s^2-t^2$, $y(s,t)=s+t$, $z(s,t)=s^2+3t$ for $(s,t)\in\mathbb{R}^2$, and I'm told this surface is the graph of a function $f(x,y)$, how ...
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using parametric equations to form a line equation from two points

hi in order to form a line equation from two points i have been told to do following and not to use any other ways. a(9,6) b(2,-1) x=9-7t y=6-7t cancel out the ts gives x-y=3 but when the signs ...
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Find all values of $a$ for which there are two real solutions of $x^3-2ax^2+a^2x-3=0$

Find all values of $a$ for which there are two real solutions of the equation. $$x^3-2ax^2+a^2x-3=0$$ Ans = $1.5\sqrt[3]{6}$ I tried to research the function by dint of derivative, but it didn't ...
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Relation between $\sin(t)$($\cos(t)$) and $\sin(at)$ ($\cos(at)$) when both are rational

This question relates to Parametric equations where sin(t) and cos(t) must be rational. Suppose it is given that $\cos(t)$ and $\sin(t)$ are both rational and also $\cos(at)$ and $\sin(at)$, where ...