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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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What is the parametric equations for the following closed curves?

First case Second case For the sake of simplicity, let the circle of radius $R$ be at the origin, the rectangle width and height be $w$ and $h$, respectively.
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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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Relation between ellipse general and parametric equation

I am familiar with the fact that one can relate the eigenvectors and corresponding eigenvalues of an ellipse's quadratic equation matrix, to the pose of a circle in 3-space. When say quadratic ...
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Parametric Equation of a Hyperbolic Paraboloid

I need to make two trace plots of the hyperbolic paraboloid $z=x^2-y^2$. In the first plot, we set $z$ equal to a constant $k$, $z=k$. How do I find the parametric equation for this representation of ...
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Parametrization of square to calculate Dot-product in line-integrals and area-integrals, electric field from $\frac{dB}{dt}$?

I am calculating 3A of Tfy-0.1064 in Aalto University. I realized here that I am misunderstanding something in vector calculus: the thing market in green particularly. I know $$\nabla\times E= ...
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Explain Triangle perimeter in polar coordinates

The question is to give a formula in $x$ and $y$ that gives all three sides of an equilateral triangle. The formula should not be true for points that are not part of the perimeter of the triangle. ...
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Finding the mean value of y

I don't understand how to obtain the limits for the $t$-values considering that they gave us the $x$-values in the first part of the equation. I've considered substituting the $x$-values into the ...
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Comparing normal distributions using a two sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test

I have used a two sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test to compare the distributions of two sets of data. I know that the K-S test is a non parametric test, however the distributions of data I'm comparing ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Intersection between sphere and ellipsoid

I am failing since two days to compute and to plot the intersection of an ellipsoid in parametric notation ...
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Find all the values of real parameter “n”…

Let $S$ be the set of real solutions for the following equation:$$\log_2(1-x-x^2)=n\log_{1-x-x^2}2+2$$ Determine all the values of real parameter $n$ for which $S\cap(0;{1\over2})\neq\emptyset$.
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Mass and density function Calculus II Problem

A thin metal plate lies over the portion of the cylindrical surface $y^2 + z^2 = 4$ for $z ≥ 0$ between $1 ≤ x ≤ 4$. The density of the plate is given by $f(x,y,z) = z$. How do I calculate the mass ...
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What is the parametric and cartesian equation of a hyperbolic paraboloid formed by the intersection of two cylinders of radius “A” & “B”?

What is the parametric and cartesian equation of a hyperbolic paraboloid formed by the intersection of two cylinders of radius "A" & "B", which intersect at a distance of "H" from its Axis at an ...
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Line integral, Parametrization

I have this line $A=\{(x,y) \in R^2 : y^2+4x^4-4x^2=0\}$ , $(x>0)$ I parametrized it like that : $b(t) = (t, \sqrt{4t^2- 4t^4})$. And my $F$ is $F(x,y) = (x+y,-x)$. But when I calculate my ...
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Beth needs to make a crossing in her canoe

I have a math problem that has me stumped. I cannot seem to find a good starting point for this, and am flying blind with no check values. Maybe it's end of semester fog, but I'm struggling with ...
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Parameterisation Q

I'm looking to parameterise the expression $$f(r,\theta)=Usin(\theta-\alpha)(r-\frac{a^2}{r})-\frac{\Gamma}{2\pi}lnr-k=0$$ s.t. $z=re^{i\theta}$. I get a horrible expression if I parameterise for r. ...
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Can i formulate any curve with parametric equation?

Can i formulate any curve with parametric equation ? if not, so what kind of curves can be explained with parametric equations ?! Thanks in advance
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Splitting parametric curve equation into two ranges

I am examining the speed of motion on curves and in the textbook i am reading , the example was showing that using a parametric equation for an ellipse will result in a regular motion (as expected) , ...
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Vector Tangent to Curve of Intersection

I am having problems solving this. Find a vector tangent to the curve of intersection of $z = 4x^2 + y^2$ and $z=(27-x^2-y^2)^{1/2}$ at the point $(1,1,5)$. I'm able to do this kind of thing using ...
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Can one characterize which surfaces are capable of being described by a closed-form parameterization?

Speaking intuitively, I can visualize a lot of surfaces in my mind; but it seems that some of the ones I can imagine are not capable of being described by the 'usual suspects', i.e., elementary ...
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$\frac{dy}{dx}$ of a parametric curve

Given $x = sin^2(t)$, $y = cos^2(t)$, I need to find $\frac{dy}{dx}$ in every non-singular point of the curve. So $\frac{dy}{dt} = -2sin(t)cos(t)$ and $\frac{dx}{dt} = sin(2t)$. To find the ...
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Computing the surface area of a (piecewise) polynomial parametric surface

I'm wondering what kind of numerical integration (e.g. Gauss-Legendre quadrature) I should use to compute the surface area of a (piecewise) polynomial parametric surface. There are two cases. Case ...
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Maximum value for parameter

I am facing the following problem: A number of a adults, b children older than 12, and c children younger than twelve attend an event. The sum of all people a+b+c=100. The prices are \$6 per adult, ...
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MLE estimation of parameters, converting normalized observations to integers and back

I am fitting a model's parameters to grouped data by maximizing the likelihood equation: $L(\theta)=N!\prod_{i=1}^{G}\frac{p_i(\theta)^{n_i}}{n_i!}$ $\theta$ is the vector of parameters. $n_i$ is ...
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How to clip Bézier curves using Casteljau's algorithm?

I am attempting to approximate intersections of Bézier curves using iterative clipping. This common method is described here and here. It basically works like this: Find bounding lines outside one ...
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Which property can be used to derive a differential equation for a reparametrization

With $0\le t\le1$, two space curves given by: $$c_1(t)=(1,t,0)\quad\quad c_2(t)=(0,t,2t(1-t))$$ One of them, say $c_1$, must be reparametrized by $r(t)$ in order to minimize the area between the ...
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what is a non parametric iterative algorithm?

I am trying to uderstand mean shift algorithm.Mean Shift is a non parametric iterative algorith.What does it mean?
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Plotting parametric form of a gradient

This is driving me batty. I'm trying to figure out how to plot the gradient of a circle function (is that a vector field?) in parametric form. I don't understand what values to plug in to a get a ...
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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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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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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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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 parametes: $\alpha, \beta, p$ are defined correctly. ...
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when is it not possible to eliminate parameter t from parametric equations?

We can eliminate parameter t from a set of parametric equations to convert to a Cartesian equation. My book mentions that it is sometimes impossible to do that. What would be an example of not being ...
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Inverse ease-in-out parametric function

I'm trying to create an inverse ease-in-out function that given values from 0 to 1, produces values from 0 to 1. Opposite of a typical ease-in-out function, though, I want it to start accelerated, ...
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Wolfram and solids of revolution

I'm looking for the easiest method of having WolframAlpha calculate the volume of a solid of revolution. I've been working on a particular Project Euler problem for a long time. So far, I think I ...
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How are massive parametric functions that make a picture (example inside) created?

[Here's] (http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=sergey+brin+curve) an example of what I'm talking about. The equation might take a second to load. How are these generated, computer algorithms? I ...
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How to parametrise this surface integral

This is the question: $ S $ is the boundary of the region $ \{(x,y,z):0≤z≤h, a^2 ≤x^2+y^2 ≤b^2 \}$ where $ h,a,b$ are positive and $a<b$. ${\bf F(r) } = \exp(x^2+y^2){\bf r}$ where $ {\bf ...
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Parametric Derivatives

I recently wanted to derive a parametric equation which is as follows: $x(t) = t \cos(\frac{p\pi}{2t})\\ y(t) = t \sin(\frac{p\pi}{2t})$ I derive both equations in terms of $t$ but when I go to ...
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Derivative of a parametrized vector on a nonfixed basis

Suppose a curve defined by a vector parametrized through the variable $u$, and expressed on a non-fixed base, like the polar coordinates base. You derive it with respect to that parameter. What ...
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How to find new co-ordinates for points on a line dragged as a bezier curve.

I have a line with a set of points. I captured the start point and the end point of the line and found two control points for a bezier curve using the linear parametric equation. I construct the ...
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symmetric ranges of curve division on an oloid

taken from wikipedia , I drew an Oloid by using the functions with ; ; and with ; ; If I use any equal spaced range of t(x) on ; I will end up with an unequal range t(y), which ...
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Parametrically defined Spheres in $R^n$

So I have 2 questions here which are closely linked: How do you parametrically define the circle $(x')^2 + (y')^2 = r^2$ using (x') and (y') as coordinates on the plane ax + by + cz = 0 that are ...
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Strange attractors - groups other than four?

I'm using the following code to generate strange attractors: ...
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Rheotomic surfaces parameterization?

Are there parameterizations for rheotomic surfaces? Or, am I stuck with implicit formulas and marching cubes for plotting points? Are there special cases where the surfaces are parameterizable? Here ...
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Torus equation in terms of tangent

So if I have an equation for a torus in $F(a,b) = (X, Y, Z)$ where $X = (R + r\cos a)\cos b$ and $0 < r < R$, how would I go about rewriting this equation for $X$ in terms of $\tan(a/2)$ and ...