# Tagged Questions

For questions about parametric equations, their application, equivalence to other equation types and definition.

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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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### Hi, I have been trying to understand the derivation of a hypocycloid's parametric equation, but am stuck with one part.

I have been using someone else's answer on the same site to understand the problem: here's the link - Parametric equations for hypocycloid and epicycloid I can understand everything but the part ...
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### cycloid of a unit-speed circle

In one of the lectures of the MIT OCW Multivariable Calculus course, the professor introduces the parametric equation of a cycloid in the plane, where $a$ is the radius of the circle that creates it, ...
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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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### 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 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 ...