Plane curves are continuous (or smooth) functions $\gamma\colon I\to\mathbb R^2$ from a real interval to the plane. Sometimes also the image $\gamma(I)$ is called curve.

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Exercise $1.20$ from Montiel and Ros: Curves and Surfaces

Let $\vec{\alpha}:I\longrightarrow \mathbb{R^2}$ be a curve parametrized by arc lenght. If there is a differentiable function $\theta:I\longrightarrow \mathbb{R}$ such that $\theta(s)$ is the angle ...
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Tangent vector of a curve

Let $\vec{\sigma}:[a,b]\longrightarrow \mathbb{R}^2$ be a regular and closed curve of class $C^1$, parametrized respect to the arc lenght. Is true that the map $\vec{\sigma}':[a,b]\longrightarrow S^1$ ...
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Geometric generation of the Peano curve

Peano defined a continuous mapping from $I$ to the square $\mathcal{Q}$ defined by $f_p : I \to \mathcal{Q}$ This mapping is defined by the continuous and surjective operator \begin{equation} kt_j=...
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What does it mean to say a point is uniquely mapped?

I am looking at space filling curves. Essentially their is a mapping $f: I \to \mathcal{Q}$ where I is an interval in $\mathbb{R}$ such as $[0,1]$ and $\mathcal{Q}$ is a square $[0,1]^2$. For the ...
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Hypocycloid - Direction of circle's rotation and revolution

Ive been trying to derive the equation of a hypocycloid. I am confused with one thing, in the hypocycloid is there a define direction of rotation and revolution of the smaller circle? (by direction I ...
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Homotopy of closed curves is also a closed curve?

I'm trying to prove the following statement: Let $\gamma_1$ and $\gamma_2$ be two closed curves from $[a, b]$ to $\mathbb{C}$, and let $h: [a,b]\times[0,1] \to \mathbb{C}$ be a homotopy between ...
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Arcwise and pathwise connectivity in space filling curves

We know that a space filling curve is not injective from Netto's theorem. We know that a Peano space is a compact, connected, locally connected metric space. Essentially in pathwise connectivity ...
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How to determine if the implicit curve is closed?

Let the implicit equation $$F(x,y)=0, \quad (x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2$$ defines a curve $\gamma$. The question is what properties must have the function $F$, s.t. the curve $\gamma$ be topologically ...
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Is there a difference between arc-wise connectivity or path-wise connectivity?

When authors refer to arc-wise connectivity, do they mean path-wise connectivity? I am studying space filling curves and when reading books, I either come across the concept of arc-wise connectivity ...
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Continuous image of a cantor set and other space filling curves

I am studying the theory of space filling curves, more specifically looking at the continuous image of a Cantor set. I have been given this definition to characterise the continuous image of a Cantor ...
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Approximation of Jordan curves

Let $J$ be a Jordan curve in the plane, looked upon as the homeomorphic image of the unit circle T. Suppose that for some $\epsilon>0$ there is another Jordan curve $K$ such that $K\subseteq V:= \...
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Algebraic Curve

I know that a curve of the type $$\vec{\sigma}(t)=\cos(mt)\hat e_1+\cos(nt)\hat e_2$$ with $m,n\in\mathbb{Z}$ is algebraic. My question is: what is the polynomial that define this curve?
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Techniques for finding functions with known values and derivatives at two points

I want to find a function $\gamma(t) = (x(t),y(t))$ such that for two values of $t$, we have $\gamma'(t)$ and $\gamma(t)$ have some value, and at no point does the curvature ever exceed $r$. What ...
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Equation for sickle shaped plane curve

Is there a parametric equation for a plane curve with the shape of a sickle cell, e.g. half nephroid and half circle? I couldn't find one so far. Thanks! I'm looking for an equation consisting of ...
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Can a curve be rotated and translated to 'fit inside itself'?

Working in $R^2$, consider any continuous curve $C$ with endpoints $a$ and $b$, such that the curve does not intersect the line formed by $a$ and $b$. Then the line $ab$ and $C$ form an enclosure, $E$....
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Is the plane curve $y^3=x^4+x^3$ an irreducible algebraic affine set?

I'm dealing with the plane curve $C=\{(x,y)\in k^2:y^3=x^4+x^3\}$. I want to know if this curve is irreducible, where $k$ is a commutative field. I know this is equivalent to the ideal $\sqrt{I}$ ...
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Direction of a curve given by ODE

Let $a,b \in C(\mathbb{R^2})$ be bounded and $(x_0,y_0) \in \partial B_1(0)$. Consider the ODE system $$ \begin{cases} x'(t)=a(x,y) \\ y'(t)=b(x,y) \\ x(0)=x_0 \quad y(0)=y_0 \end{cases} $$ We know ...
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Curve in a disk

I take a curve $\vec\gamma:[a,b]\longrightarrow \Delta$, where $\Delta \subseteq \mathbb{R}^2$ is the disk of radius $r>0$. If the curve has length $L>0$ does exist an upper bound (in terms of $...
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Deviation of a plane curve from the $x$-axis

I have a smooth plane curve $\gamma$ enclosed in a circle of radius $R$. See Figure 1. I'm interested in measuring the deviation of this curve from the $x$ axis, denoted $\Delta(t)$ in the figure, as ...
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Determine equation of tangent plane?

Determine equation of tangent plane in points $(\frac{1}{2},1,f(\frac{1}{2},1) )$ $f(x,y)=x^{4}-x^{2}+y^{2}$ I know usually how these examples work, but I am confused with these $3$ points. I have ...
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Collinearity of triangle vertices on circular paths

Suppose as a function of time, the vertices of a triangle move with constant speed along circular trajectories: $$ \vec p_i(t) = a_i \left( \begin{array}{c} \cos(b_i t+ c_i)\\ \sin(b_i t+ c_i) \end{...
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The plane curve of maximum average speed under constant gravitational force

A line gives us the minimum distance from $A$ to $B$. A cycloid gives us the minimum traveling time of a point mass from $A$ to $B$ (under constant gravitational acceleration $g$). What about the ...
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Convex, closed plane curve is a Jordan curve

The claim I'd like to prove or disprove is in the title. Here, convexity means every tangent line at any point on the curve has the whole curve in one half of it. The curve being closed means that it'...
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3-D Geometry Problem. Find a curve which touches the straight line.

If two perpendicular tangent planes to paraboloid $x^{2}+y^{2}=2z$ internsects in a straight line in the plane $x=0$, obtain the curve to which the straight line touches. I don't know how to ...
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What is the definition of a path along a multivariable function?

I'm taking a class equivalent of Calculus III, and we saw how to prove continuity of a multivariable function. Recently we looked at the following example: \begin{align} f(x,y) = \begin{cases} \frac{...
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Find volume of cube with the help of eqn of plane

The volume of cube whose two faces lie on the plane 6x-3y+2z+1=0 and 6x-3y+2z+4=0?
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Level curve of the function $f(x,y)=\min\{x^2+y^2,xy\}$ [closed]

How I can find the level curve of the function $$f(x,y)=\min\{x^2+y^2,xy\}$$ From where I need to start to solve this problem? Thank you!
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Injective curve

How can i show that the curve $\gamma:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}^2$ defined by \begin{equation} \gamma(t)=\left(\frac{t}{1+t^2},\frac{t}{1+t^4}\right) \end{equation} is injective (without using algebraic ...
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Does there exist a curve with non zero area?

Does there exist a curve with a bounded infinitely diffrentiable derivative (i.e. has a minimum |curvature|) of hausdorf demension 2? Or even a diffrentiable curve of hausdorf demension 2?
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Path from a start point at a certain heading to an end point at a certain heading while obeying a minimum turn radius

So not sure if my title is clear (also no idea what to tag, because you need 1000 rep to add tags) so I will try my best to explain the problem. I'm working in 2D space and to simplify the problem, I'...
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Index of a Jordan curve

Winding number theorem: If $J\subset \mathbb{C}$ is a Jordan curve and a point $z$ lies in its interior domain, then the winding number $n(J,z)=\pm 1$. Now suppose that $J$ is smooth and we have the ...
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How to prove this inequality about the arc-lenght of convex functions?

Let be $f,F:[0,1] \to \mathbb{R}$ with $f,F \in C^2([0,1])$ two convex functions such that $f \le F$ in all points and $f(0)=F(0)$, $f(1)=F(1)$. Considering the plane-curves $\gamma(t)=(t,f(t))$ and $...
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Blowing up a model for a plane curve

Let $R = \mathbb{C}[[t]]$ and let $\mathcal{X} \hookrightarrow \mathbb{P}_R^2$ be the arithmetic surface defined by the equation $$(X^2 - 2Y^2 + Z^2)(X^2 - Z^2) + tY^3Z = 0.$$ The generic fiber ...
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converse to the jordan curve theorem

Suppose $K\subset \mathbb{R}^2$ is compact and locally connected, and does not contain 0. Let $A$ be the component of $\mathbb{R}^2-K$ containing 0, and let $B$ be the unbounded component. Assume ...
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find a closed curve with given winding numbers

Is there a closed (piecewise) $C^1$ curve $\gamma: [a,b]\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$, so that $\mathbb{C}\setminus\gamma([a,b])$ has four components with winding numbers -1, 0, 2, 3? Thanks!
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Which curve (surface) is this?

We're having trouble fitting our data... well, we don't even know which function we should fit onto. Anybody knows if this function is well defined mathematically?
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A curve with Lebesgue measure non zero

In this Continuously Differentiable Curves in $\mathbb{R}^{d}$ and their Lebesgue Measure the domain of the curve is a compact set. I want know if the same answer holds for curves with non-compact ...
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Log power rule problem

According to many parts of the Internet, this log rule is used. log(a^b) = b*log(a) The proof is: Now let's say I want to use the rule in a Cartesian ...
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Roots of the Taylor approximation of the exponential

While answering another question, I looked at the roots of the $n^{th}$ degree Taylor approximation of the exponential. $$e^x\approx E_n(x):=\sum_{k=0}^n\frac{x^k}{k!}.$$ Apparently, these root are ...
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Parametric version of a simple equation

I have a simple relation that I need to plot in a plane. I could do it, but I believe that I don't get the best way. A plane curve is defined implicitely by the following equation : \begin{equation}\...
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A space curve with non-vanishing curvature is planar iff its torsion is 0

Intuitively this is simple and to prove the backwards direction: $\tau = 0 \Rightarrow \mathbf{b'}=0 \Rightarrow \mathbf{b} $ is constant. Then letting $\gamma$ be the parametrisation of the curve ...
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Exercise concerning areas inside closed curves

Let $\alpha (s)$, $s\in[0,l]$, be a closed, convex, plane curve with $\kappa >0$. Let $r$ be a positive constant and define $\beta (s)=\alpha (s)-rn(s)$, where $n(s)$ is the normal vector of $\...
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Find the intersection of plane and sphere

If the equation of the sphere is $x^2+y^2+z^2=1$ and the plane is $x+y+z=1$, then how can the equation of a circle be determined from the equations of a sphere and a plane? and what is the parametric ...
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Intersection of sphere and ellipsoid

Ellipsoid: $$ x^2+\frac{y^2}{4}+\frac{z^2}{2}=1 $$ Sphere: $$ x^2+(y-1)^2+(z-d)^2=1 $$ For what values of $d$, there is a common tangent plane to both curves? Part of my resolution: Consider $f(x,y,...
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Intersection of sphere and plane is a point, find c, such that (0,0,c) is center of sphere

Sphere: $$ x^2+y^2+(z-c)^2=1 $$ Plane: $$ x+2y+3z=0 $$ Find the values of $c$, for which the intersection of the sphere and the plane is a point. Well, I know that the sphere has the center (0,0,c) ...
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Graph theory: creating surfaces

If we draw a circle in the plane , we separate the plane into 2 regions , inside and outside. On the following surfaces, determine the maximal number of circles that you can draw on the surface ...
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Finding the radii of an ellipse from the intersection of a plane and a sphere

I'm trying to solve the following problem, regarding Stokes Theorem: $F = z i + xj + yk $; C the curve of intersection of the plane $x + y + z = 0$ and the sphere $x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 1$ [Hint: ...
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Dual curve of an algebraic curve in affine coordinates

$F$ is an irreductible algebraic curve and we consider the application that sends a non-singular point $(a : b : c)$ in homogenius coordinates, to $\phi(a, b, c) = \bigl(f_x(a, b, c), f_y(a, b, c), ...
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Closed subset of $\mathbb R^2$ disconnecting $\mathbb R^2$ must contain a curve?

Edit: Per Alex S's answer, my first statement was false, so I've moved it to the bottom. Here is the weaker statement that I am trying to prove (this was included in my original question): Let $C \...
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How to draw cubic plane curve?

In Python, using MatPlotLib, given [vector] parameters $a$ and $b$ and [scalar] parameter $c$, I want to draw a general cubic plane curve in 2-dimensional space (regular plane with $x$ and $y$ axes): $...