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Find the plot of $y=1+\cos t$, $x=\sin^2t$.

I'm trying to find the plot for the following : $$y=1+\cos t, x=\sin^2t$$ I'm trying to get ride off variable $t$. This is what I done for some reason is incorrect : ...
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3D surface intersections

I tried to look at 3D Hypersurface intersections of 4D this way based on four Mathematica (circular) trigonometric parametrization combination selections. No hyperbolic functions are directly ...
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Sketching the image of a circle under a complex polynomial

I want to sketch $w = z^3 + z^2 - iz + 1$ for $|z| = 2$. Finding the relation between $U(x,y)$ and $V(x,y)$ is my main question. I found $V^2 = (U - (x^3 + x^2 + 1))^3$ but I don't know how to use ...
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Finding the coordinate at time $t$ of a line determined by the points $(x1,y1), (x2,y2)$

I have the problem here, I create a program that clipping a line with the input (x1,y1,x2,y2). but the algorithm only explain until I get ...
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Very difficult surface integral

Compute the surface integral: $$\int_S({x\over \sqrt{x^2+y^2+z^2}}, {y\over \sqrt{ x^2+y^2+z^2}}, {z\over \sqrt{x^2+y^2+z^2}}), \cdot \vec n \ dS$$ where $S: x^3+y^3+z^3=a^3$ The first ...
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Injective parametrization of a curve. ( piecemeal $C^1$)

$\gamma:$[0,1]$\to R^2$ is an injective parametrization of a curve $\Gamma$, which is piecemeal $C^1$ and the length of the curve is $L(\Gamma_k)<\infty$. 1.1.: Show that for every $n\in N$ there ...
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Converting parametric equations with trigonometric functions into Cartesian form

Ahoy, I am having trouble with a computer-based assignment and the question is as follows: $$x = 2\cos^5 t, \quad y = 2 \sin^5 t$$ Write these in Cartesian form, $F(x,y) = c$. I understand ...
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Consider the parametric curve given by: $x=3\cos(t)$, $y=t^{3/2}$.

The question asks to find the equation of the tangent to this curve at the point $t=\pi/4$. I've determined $$\frac{dy}{dx} =(\frac{dy}{dt})/(\frac{dx}{dt}) = -0.222$$ Have I got the right idea? ...
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Parametric Curves and Tangents

I am struggling with a question regard parametric curves and finding tangents to them but something is going wrong somewhere in the process and I cannot figure out why. The question asks: consider ...
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Consider the parametric curve: $x=6\cos^3(t), y=6\sin^3(t)$, write it in cartesian form.

Consider the parametric curve: $$x=6\cos^3(t), y=6\sin^3(t)$$ Write it in Cartesian form. I am really struggling with the solution for this. I've been trying to find $t$ from $x$, and then ...
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Need help with parametric parabola

so i was given my Math C assignment today and the moment i looked at question 1 i knew i had no idea what to do. This is the graph i was given (http://imgur.com/nRXOlJy). I was asked to provide an ...
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All polynomial parametric curves in $k^2$ are contained in affine algebraic varieties

I have started working through the textbook Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms by Cox, Little, and O'Shea and I am stuck on one part of an introductory question. The question begins by getting one to ...
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Looking for a family of astroids

I'm wondering what's the formula for a family of curves. Specifically the astroid. A few requirements: There should be one main one and then a bunch of them nestled inside. At each of the ...
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Finding answers to system of equations

Let's say we have such a system structure of equations: ...
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Parametric equation of clock hands

I am trying to draw a clock with both hour and minute hands in a computer program. The movement of the clock hands would mirror a traditional wall clock (hours from $12, 1, 2, 3,..., 11$ and back to ...
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Does every algebraic variety admit a local parametrization at every non-singular point?

I am reading a text in which the first sentence of the proof of a theorem is: Let $X(t)=X(t_{1},\ldots,t_{n})$ be a local parametrization of the algebraic variety $X$... I guess that every ...
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Calculate parametric bounds of a circle in a 2D quadrilateral

Given a 2D quadrilateral defined by the points $(p0, p1, p2, p3)$ and a circle centered at $c$ with a radius of $r$, I want to find a quad in the parametric space of the outer quad that tightly bounds ...
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Find a parameterization for the circle of radius 2 in the xy-plane, centered at the origin, clockwise

Find a parameterization for the circle of radius $2$ in the $xy$-plane, centered at the origin, clockwise. I know to use $2\cos(t)$ and $-2\sin(t)$ but I'm not sure what to do after that
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Conditions that guarantee a composite Bezier curve in the cartesian plane represents a function?

Context I am allowing users of my application to control a curve connecting $(0,0)$ and $(1,1)$. There are a finite number of knots that are evenly spaced horizontally. The user can specify the ...
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Finding the parametric form of a standard equation

I need to find the parametric form of $3x - 2y + 10 = 0$. I found that the parametric form for this equation could be : \begin{align}x &= t\\ y &= 5 + \frac{3}{2} t \end{align} I did this ...
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General questions about Parametric equations

My textbook doesn't explain this very well, so what I want to know is: What is the purpose of parametric equations? What is a parameter? What is the advantage of these equations over a function ...
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Finding a vector parametric equation given P and Q equations?

Find a vector parametric equation $r⃗(t)$ for the line through the points $P=(3,5,4)$ and $Q=(1,4,7)$ for each of the given conditions on the parameter $t$. If $r⃗ (0)=(3,5,4)$ and $r⃗ (7)=(1,4,7)$, ...
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distance between parametric line and a point (4,3,s)

I've tried solving this problem every way I know how and I just can't get it. I've looked at similar problems of this type, and I still cannot get an answer that seems right. Parametric Equations: ...
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Solving for the parametrization

I was wondering when evaluating line curves, and C is given by something such as $y = x^2$, how do you find the parametrization $<t, t^2, 0>$ ? ( I understand how z was found but not so much x ...
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Parametrization for the curve $y = 7 - x^4$ that passes through the point $(0, 7, -3) $when t = 0 and is parallel to the xy-plane

Can you help me? So far I have turned $y = 7-x^4$ into $\langle1, 1, 0\rangle$ and used it to make the equation $L = (0, 7, -3) + t(1, 1, 0)$. I know this is wrong, but I just don't know what, and I ...
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equation of tangent line and parametric equation of tangent line (are they equivalent)

I am not sure about the steps to finding parametric equations of tangent lines and was wondering if these statements are equivalent Is there a difference if I am asked to find: equations of ...
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Is there an algorithm for parametrization of equations?

In this and this Math.SE questions askers wanted to parametrize their equations. It seems to me that one has to, without the algorithm, figure out a symbolic trick and then symbolically manipulate ...
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Parametric equation with image of a function.

Find all values of $a$ for which the image of the function $$y=\frac{\sqrt{a}-2\cos x+1}{\sin^2x+a+2\sqrt{a}+1}$$ contains $[2, 3]$. Now, I've already transformed it to ...
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Circle rotating within a circle (roulette)

This was something in a course of mine I'm a bit too thick to see. If one takes a circle of radius $3$ and a circle of radius $1$, and rolls the smaller circle smoothly inside the larger one until the ...
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Find the length of a curve specified by a series of polar co-ordinates.

I have a curve defined by a series of polar co-ordinates, $P_a(r_a,\theta_a)$ through $P_b(r_b,\theta_b)$. I would like to determine the length of this curve. Because the points are from ...
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Intersection of curves and constructing a plane

Can someone please help me with how to approach/solve this question? Show that the following pair of curves intersect, and construct a plane that is tangent to both curves at the point of ...
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How to parametrize circles on a sphere by the distortion of the equator?

I guess am having a very silly problem right now. Considering a unit sphere $S^2$ and, for example, a curve, in spherical coordinates, $c(t)=(1, \frac{\pi}{2},t)$ that goes around the equator how can ...
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Eliminating the parameter?

How would you eliminate the parameter where the x coordinate is in terms of t, but the t is squared. x= 3t - $t^2$ y= t + 1 I know to solve for y as a function of x, but I'm not sure how to do so ...
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How to convert this particular expression into some desired form?

The parametric equations of a curve are $$x=\cos(t) \cdot e^{-t} $$ $$y=\sin(t) \cdot e^{-t} $$ Show that $dy/dx =tan(t-\pi/4) $. how to solve this? I can get a $dy/dx$ but i cannot convert into the ...
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Modelling the Möbius strip using implicit functions

While researching on Möbius strips I found its parametric representation on a lot of websites claiming it is easier. Can someone please explain what problems appear when modelling the Möbius strip ...
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How to parametrize the curve $y^2 = x^2(x+3)$

I am emberassed to ask this, but I couldn't find a way. I want to write the curve $y^2 = x^2(x+3)$ as $$y=f(t) \quad \quad x=g(t) \quad \quad t \in \mathbb R$$ I guess I have to do something like ...
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Find the line in $\mathbb{R}^3$ that passes through the point $(1,2,-3)$ and is parallel to the vector $u=(4,-5,1)$.

Find a vector equation and parametric equation of the line in $\mathbb{R}^3$ that passes through the point $(1,2,-3)$ and is parallel to the vector $u=(4,-5,1)$. Find two points on the line that are ...
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What is parameterization?

I am struggling with the concept of parameterizing curves. I am not even sure if I know what it means so I tried to look some things up. On Wikipedia it says: Parametrization is... the process of ...
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Find the area of the surface obtained by rotating the curve of parametric equations

Rotate about the $x$ axis $x = 2t-2/3t^3$ $y = 2t^2$ $0 \leq t \leq 1$ I did the integral of $\sqrt{(2-2t^2)^2+(4t)^2}$ and got $(2x(x^2+3))/3$ and then I did the integral of $2\pi 2t^2 ...
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Find the values of a and b such that the sytem has a unique solution and a two-parameter solution?

\begin{bmatrix} a & 0 & b & 2 \\ a & a & 4 & 4 \\ 0 & a & 2 & b \\ \end{bmatrix} Find the values of a and b such that the system ...
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Parametrization of the lemniscate

All over the net, it is stated that the parametrization of the lemniscate with Cartesian equation $(x^2 + y^2)^2 = 2a^2 (x^2 - y^2)$ is: $$\varphi: t \mapsto ...
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Calculating the x, y coordinate a set distance between two points

I'm trying to calculate the x and y coordinates that are a set distance between the coordinates of two pixels in an image. For example, if I travel from my original location (x1=4, y1=3) to a new ...
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Determining Line Integrals from a Graph and Vector Field (Image Included)

Consider the vector field: $$F=\left(\frac{2xy-2xy^2}{\left(1+x^2\right)^2}+\frac{8}{13}\right)i+\left(\frac{2y-1}{1+x^2}+2y\right)j$$ Determine $$\int_C F\cdot dr$$ where $C$ is the path ...
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Equation for control point distance for fixed-length cubic Bézier path (with specific constraints)

A particular Stack Overflow question asks how to construct a specific cubic Bézier path of constant length. I have experimentally determined the ideal distances of the control points from the nearest ...
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How to write explicity a curve on $S^n$?

I considered the $n$-sphere $S^n=\{x\in \mathbb{R}^{n+1}| \space ||x||=1 \}$ and $p\in S^n$. I want to write down explicity a curve $\sigma$ on $S^n$ passing through $p$ (for example one of the ...
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Is “imposing” one function onto another ever used in mathematics?

First of all, let me define what I mean by "imposing." Basically, I mean graphing some function with respect to some other function, rather than with respect to the x-axis. To be more specific, for ...
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Is there an explicit form for cubic Bézier curves?

(See edits at the bottom) I'm trying to use Bézier curves as an animation tool. Here's an image of what I'm talking about: Basically, the value axis can represent anything that can be animated ...
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Fundamental Theorem of Calculus for Line Integrals

Use the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus for Line Integrals to compute $\int_C F*dr$ where $$F(x,y,z)=(yz+2x)i+(xz+2y)j+(xy-2z)k$$ and C is the path from $(1,6,-1)$ to $(5,2,3)$ given by $x(t)=2t+1, ...
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Parametrization by arclength

I could not re-parametrize the curve r[s_] := {-(5 + 2*Cos[2*s])*Sin[3*s], (5 + 2*Cos[2*s])*Cos[3*s], 2*Sin[2*s]} neither by hand nor with Mathematica. Is ...
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Parametrization of arbitrary objects to display on an x-y-scope

I am trying to find an approach for general parametrization of an arbitrary geometric object or closed curve. Though I am not sure if I am on the right path with that. Basically I have an geometric ...