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Length of parametric curve $\phi(t)=(f(t)\cos(t),f(t)\sin(t))$

Define the curve $\phi$ by $\phi(t):=(f(t)\cos(t),f(t)\sin(t))$, where $f$ be a strictly increasing infinitly many differentiable function . Find an explicit formula for the length of $\phi$ ...
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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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What's the next “recursion” here?

Plotting a single 3d helix is x = cos(t); y = sin(t); z = t; From this equation: x = [R + a cos(\omega t)] cos t y = [R + a cos(\omega t)] sin t z = h t + a sin(omega t) Comes the awesome ...
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About parametric equation of a line in $3$-space

$a.$ Given coordinates $(x, y, z )$ with origin $(0,0,0)$, parameterize the line through the points $(4,5,6)$ and $(1,2,3).$ $b.$ Take components of your answer to Part $(a)$ to give three ...
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Find the length of the parametric curve (Difficult)

Find the length of the parametric curve $$x = t$$ $$y = f(t)$$ $$f(t) = \int_0^t {s \over (s^2-1)} \ \mathrm{d}s$$ $$0\leq t \leq 1/2$$ First I create the $x'$and $y'$ Then put it into the ...
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Pursuit Curve, Parametric Equation

So its a classic problem: Object A starts at the origin (0,0) and moves straight up the y axis with a speed v. Object B starts at point (1,0), always moves towards object A and has a speed of 2v. ...
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Finding the Area of a Torus-like surface

I'm trying to find out the Area of the following surface: Let $C$ be the curve associated to a regular, simple path $\theta:[0,l]\rightarrow \Bbb R^2 $; also assume that ...
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Famous parametric curves that are solutions to differential equations

I know that the cycloid satisfies the differential equation $ \left( \frac{dy}{dx} \right)^2 - \frac{2r}{y} + 1 = 0. $ Are there other famous plane curves that are also solutions to a differential ...
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Launch angle required to hit coordinate (x,y) with air resistance

Finding Angle of Elevation to hit X, Y and Wikipedia Angle required to hit coordinate work, but don't calculate air resistance. Is there a way to find the launch angle of a projectile required to hit ...
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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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Polynomial parametrization of a quadric with two given points

Let $X^1, X^2 \in \mathbb{R}^3$ be two distinct points of the quadric surface defined by the implicit function $$ \phi(X)= X^T\cdot A\cdot X + b^T \cdot X+c=0, $$ where and A, b and c are unknowns. ...
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Interpretation of parametrization

Let $f(t)=(x(t),y(t))'$ for $t\in[0,1]$, represents a parametric function. Let us consider a parametric equation (straightline) joining two points $a$ and $b$ in 2-dimension: $$f(t)=a(1-t)+bt.$$ ...
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Find all real numbers a such that equation 3^(x2+2ax+4a−3)−2=|(a−2)/(x+2)| Has exactly two different roots x1,x2 those belong to [−4;0]

Find all real numbers $a$ such that equation $${3^{(x^2+2ax+4a-3)}}-2=|{a-2 \over x+2}|$$ Has exactly two different roots $x_1,x_2 $ those belong to $[-4;0]$ Tried plenty different things to solve: ...
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Challenging Path Integral

Let $c$ be the curve of intersection of the plane defined by $x+y+z = a$ and the cylinder $x^{2} + y^{2} = a^{2}$ ($a > 0$). Evaluate the path integral: $\displaystyle\oint_{c} \sqrt{a^2 + xy} ...
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Rational dynamical system with nonnegative paramaters and with nonnegative initial conditions

let $A$ be a rational system of the form :\begin{cases} x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha_{1}}{y_{n}} \\ y_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha_{2}}{z_{n}} \\ ...
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Parametric curve arc length! Am I doing it right?

$x=3t^2+2$ and $y=2t^3-1$ on $[1,3]$ The formula for parametric arc length is $\int\sqrt{\left(\frac{dx}{dt}\right)^2+\left(\frac{dy}{dt}\right)^2}dt$ $x'(t) = 6t,y'(t)=6t^2$ Under the radical, I ...
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Parameterization of a closed curve on a sphere

I'm looking for a parameterization of a closed curve C on a sphere. assume the projections of C on y-z, x-z, x-y plane are f(x), g(y), h(z), respectively, and ${\oint}f(x)dx={\oint}g(y)dy=0$, and ...
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Parameterize the equation

Find a way of parameterizing the following curve: $y^2=\sin x $. I have already tried $x(t) = (\sqrt t, \sin^{-1} t) $ but this only gives part of the curve because of the nature of the sqrt function ...
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Helix around helix parametric equation?

I know the parametric equation for a 3d helix is: x = R cos t y = R sin t z = h t can somebody explain to me this parametric equation (image and equation from Wolfram) for a "Helix around helix" / ...
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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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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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Parametric equation of a particle moving around a circle at known speed

A runner is running around a circular track of radius $r$ meters at $q$ meters per minute. The track is oriented on a Cartesian coordinate system with center at the origin and such that the runner ...
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Write an equation for the line through $A =(3, 1)$ and $B = (1, 2)$.

The line passes through $B$ and is parallel to $B - A$. So, the equation is $X = B + t(B - A)$. My question is: can we say that the following equations are correct as well? $X = B + t(A - B).$ $X ...
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What is a one-parameter Newton's method?

The Newton's method that I know is defined as follows: $$x_{n+1}=x_n-\frac{f(x_n)}{f'(x_n)}$$ However, I've recently encountered a paper that talks about a one-parameter family of Newton's method ...
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Any special case satisfying $\arctan{\frac{dy(c+s)} {dx(c+s)}}$

There is a mysterious parametric curve: $$ x(s),y(s)$$ defined on three intervals (continuity unkown) around a, b, and c $(a< b\leq c)$, thus the curve consists of three segments : ...
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Drawing a Parametric Equation from the intersection of surfaces

I need help with the second part of this problem. Show that any point on $$x^{2}+y^{2} = z^{2}$$ can be written in the form $$(zcos\theta ,zsin\theta ,z)$$ for some $\theta$. Use this to find a ...
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Pythagoren triple generation with 4 variables

I am trying to find parametric equations of 4 variables to find Pythagorean triples. I know one with 2 variables, but I would like 3 or 4. For example: a=M^2-n^2 b=2mn c=m^2+n^2 I would like p,q,m, ...