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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Adjustable Sigmoid Curve (S-Curve) from $(0,0)$ to $ (1,1)$

I feel like this is such a simple question but I am at such a loss. I currently have a set of values that I would like to weigh by an S Curve. My data ranges from $0$ to $1$ and never leaves those ...
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Give an example of three different points in $\mathbb R^3$ such that there are infinitely many planes in $\mathbb R^3$ passing through all of them.

A past exam question. I'm not certain on the meaning. I assume it wants a $3$ points on a straight line, one which case there would be infinitely many planes passing through all of them. But that ...
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Equivalence of focus-focus and focus-directix definitions of ellipse without leaving the plane

Take a look at the following two definitions of ellipse: For some fixed points $F_1,F_2$ and real number $2a>|F_1F_2|$ an ellipse is the locus of points $P$ such that $|F_1P|+|F_2P|=2a$. ...
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Unique solution of a simple functional equation

Let $x,y:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R},\ a<b, a,b\in\mathbb{R}$ be two smooth functions ($x,y\in C^{\infty}([a,b])$). How can I prove that there is a unique function $\theta:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R},\ \theta\in ...
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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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Solving (Frenet-Serret) differential equation system in Matlab

I'm about (trying) to solve the Frenet-Serret equation given by the known formulas, finding $e(s)$, $n(s)$, $b(s)$, where $e'(s) = \kappa(s)v(s)n(s)$ $n'(s) = -\kappa(s)v(s)e(s) + \tau(s)v(s)b(s)$ ...
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Planes And Lines

Given :Point $A(1,2,4)$ and plane $P: x-y+z+2=0$ How to find coordinates of point $A'$ the symmetric of point $A$ with respect to plane $P$
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Reparametrization with non-vanishing lateral derivatives

Let $\mathbf{r}:I\subseteq\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}^2$ be a $C^{1}(I)$ function, non-constant on any subinterval, such that $\forall\ t_0\in I$, the following limits exist: $\lim\limits_{t\nearrow ...
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Curvature in $\mathbb{R}^2$

Let $f(t) = (x(t),y(t))$, not necessarily parametrized by arclength. We define the unit tangent vector, $T(t) = (1/|f'(t)|)(x',y')$. Also the normal vector, $N(t) = (1/|f'(t)|)(-y',x')$, which is ...
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Image of any curve can be parametrized without zero derivative [closed]

Let $\gamma :[a,b]\to\mathbb{R}^2$ be a $C^{1} ([a,b])$ injective application. Prove that there is another continuous parametrization $\rho:[c,d]\to\mathbb{R}^2$ such that the following two sets are ...
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Fourier series for convex plane curves.

The following problem is from Stein's Fourier analysis. This problem explores another relationship between the geometry of a curve and Fourier series. The diameter of a closed curve $\Gamma$ ...
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What's the name of this wavy curve?

What's the name of the curve you get from changing the x or y frequency on what was previously a path around an ellipse? The equation would be: f(t) = (Acos(ut), Bsin(vt)) And it looks like a wavy ...
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Showing a limit is equivalent to the curvature of a planar curve

I've been working on this limit for a long time and just don't know how to show this. I tried representing h and d as vectors, but I cannot seem to accurately describe them. What would be a good ...
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Intersection of point normal to plane

Hi if I have a point p (red dot) and I have a plane P (yellow) how do I find the intersection of the point normal to the plane? thanks! enter image description here
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A 4th grade curve meets a line in one point with multiplicity 4

Suppose a 4th grade curve meets a line in one point with multiplicity 4. Example: the lemniscate $(x^2 + y^2)^2 = y^2 - x^2$ meets the line $x=y$ when the condition $x^4=0$ holds. This shows that ...
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Finding the directional derivative parallel to an intersection of planes

We must find the directional derivative of $ f(x,y,z) = x^2 + 2xyz -y^2 $ at $ (1,1,2) $ in a direction parallel to the straight line $ \frac{x-1}{2} = y-1 = \frac{z-2}{-3} $ The straight line is an ...
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Find the condition for a center of a circle with exactly one lattice point on its circumference

Statement Find the condition for a center of a circle with exactly one lattice point on its circumference (this lattice point must not be the only one lattice point of the disk) What I have ...
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length of path travelled on $(t, \cos t, \sin t)$ from times $t = 0$ and $t = 2\pi$

Let the position of a particle in three dimensional space at time t be $(t, \cos t, \sin t)$. Then the length of the path traversed by the particle between the times $t = 0$ and $t = 2\pi$ is (A) ...
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Finding a local parameterization of a plane curve

I'm attempting to find a parameterization of $\frac{x_1^2}{a^2} + \frac{x_2^2}{b^2} = 1$. I find a tangent vector field: $X = \left( \frac{2x_2}{b^2}, -\frac{2x_1}{a^2} \right)$ (by taking the ...
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Determine the Winding Numbers of the Chinese Unicom Symbol

I'm practicing with Winding Numbers, and encountered an interesting example. You might be familiar with this liantong symbol, the logo of China Unicom: Suppose we make this into a fully closed and ...
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Equation of a plane that crosses the axes at points equidistant from the origin.

Give the equation of a plane that crosses the axes at points equidistant from the origin. Explain your reasoning. I know the equation should be on a 45 degree angle looking towards the axis. I have ...
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How to draw a family of curves and its envelope?

Given a family of curves $$F=(x-t)^2+y^2-\frac{1}{2}t^2,$$ I am trying to compute the envelope of this family. The envelope is described by the equations $$F=0, \\ \dfrac{\partial F}{\partial t} ...
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Is it possible to join a set of points using multiple circular arcs to get a smooth curve?

I have a set of points on a plane, and I want to join these points using a circular arc between consecutive points such that the final curve I get is smooth (no sharp edges). Is this possible? If so, ...
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Finding $y$ In Calculus(Area) Problem? [duplicate]

Find the number b such that the line $y=b$ divides the region bounded by the curves $y = x^2$ and $y = 4$ into two regions with equal area.
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If $0 < \theta < \frac{\pi}{2}$, then $\gamma$ is a logarithmic spiral

Let $\gamma$ be a plane curve parametrized by the arc length, having the property that its tangent vector $T(t)$ forms a fixed angle $\theta$ with $\gamma(t)$. Before explaining where I am, let ...
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Direction of outward normal differential $\hat n\ ds$

In vector calculus, why is the outward normal differential $\hat n\ ds$ around a closed curve $dy\ \hat i - dx\ \hat j$? Why isn't it $-dy\ \hat i + dx\ \hat j$ or something else?
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find travel time given path and velocity field

As I was studying refraction, I began wondering what path would light take when entering a non-homogeneous transparent medium, i.e. a certain material in which the refraction index $n$ varies ...
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Can we classify plane cubics, What are they?

There are four qualitatively distinct pictures of the plane cubics. What are the polynomials corresponding to them? I know two of them have special names: nodal cubic and cuspidal cubic with ...
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Find equation of plane

I have to find the equation of the plane that is perpendicular to the line $\overline{l}(t)=(10, 0, 4)t+(6, -2, 2)$ and passes through $(10, -2, 0)$. We know that a plane that has a perpendicular ...
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Prove $\int_{[a,b]}f=\int_{[a,c]}f+\int_{[c,b]}f$

Let $a,b\in\mathbb C$ and $c\in[a,b]$. Let $f$ be continuous on $[a,b]$. Use the definition to show that \begin{equation} \int_{[a,b]}f=\int_{[a,c]}f+\int_{[c,b]}f \end{equation} Note: You should ...
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Multivariable Calculus: Intersection of surface and planes

I have this math problem: Let $S$ be the surface that consists of all points $(x,y,z)$ that satisfy the equation $x^2+y^2=z^2$. 1) What are the intersections of $S$ with horizontal planes ...
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Do Carmo DG Q. 1.7.2 finding the arc with a given length which bounds the largest area

I'm struggling with the following question for long. I tried to apply isoperimetric inequality $4\pi A\leq L^2$, but my attempt has been unsuccessful. Could anyone give me a hint? Let $AB$ be a ...
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Alebgraic curve and Riemann surfaces

How do we prove that any smooth complex algebraic curve $C\subset\mathbb{P}^2$ is a Riemann surface? Does there exist a complex version of the implicit function theorem?
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Deriving tangent plane equation from scalar equation of plane

There's one step in the derivation that I don't understand. I'll explain some of the derivation and then explain which step I don't understand. Begin with scalar equation of plane: A(x-x0) + ...
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Arc length of curve (regular condition)

I have a question regarding the defintion of arc length of a curve in $\mathbb{R}^n$. If $\gamma$ is a regular curve, the define arc length as $S(t)=\int_{t_0}^t|\gamma'(t)|dt$. Since $\gamma$ is ...
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(hyper) elliptic curve in characteristic two and the Jacobian criterion

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic two and let $E$ be a curve given by $$ y^2=x*(x+1)*(x^2+x+1)*(x^3+x+1)\quad\text{or}\quad y^2=f(x) $$ Now we have $dy^2/dy=2y=0$ and consider the Jacobian ...
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Do line integrals along non-piecewise-smooth curves exist?

This article at Wolfram Mathworld has the following theorem on conservative vector fields: Theorem. The following conditions are equivalent for a conservative vector field $ \mathbf{F} $ defined ...
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Pull-back of regular map and rational function field

I don't understand what I'm missing in this example. Let $X=V(X_1^2+X_2^2-X_0^2)$ the circle in $\mathbf{P}^2_k$, being $k$ an algebraically closed field. Let be also $f:X\longrightarrow ...
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Is simple closed curve homeomorphic to a circle?

For sure every curve that is homeomorphic to a circle is a simple closed curve, but is every simple closed curve homeomorphic to a circle? Is there a proof for that, or is there some topological ...
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Embedding a $deg \geq 4$ curve in $\mathbb{P}^2$

Reading the paper by Kollar "The structure of algebraic threefolds", among some examples he does talking about intrinsic and extrinsic geometry over $\mathbb{C}$, he mentions that "an irreducible ...
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Calculating equidistant points around an ellipse arc

As an extension to this question on equiangular fisheye distortion, how can I calculate equidistant points around an ellipse (or 1/4 segment of) given it's aspect ratio? When it's circular, I can use ...
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For which functions $r$ is the curve $r(t)(\cos t,\sin t)$ regular or unit speed?

Decide conditions on smooth function $r$ such that $\nu$ is a regular curve and decide functions $r$ for which $\nu$ has speed $1$. Let $r: \mathbb R \rightarrow \mathbb R$ be a smooth function ...
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Isomorphism from $\mathbb{R}^2$ to $\mathbb{D}$ such that lines become circular arcs

I'm currently working on a hobbyist math project that require taking lines on an infinite plane, and projecting them onto a finite (euclidean) surface such that intersections are preserved. Does ...
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How to explain why a curve is on a cylindrical surface?

The question may be a bit general but I'm unsure about how to define it. I have a curve: $\vec r(t) = (2\cos(t),2\sin(t), 2t)$, for $0\le t \le 2\pi$, The problem I'm trying to pose : "Show that ...
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critical point for the curvature does not correspond to a local maximum/minimum.

Draw an example where a critical point for the curvature does not correspond to a local maximum/minimum Does the curve for infinity sign satisfy this? I am having trouble seeing why it's true, if of ...
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Parameterizing the path of a point on a circle rolling on another circle

Problem: A wheel of radius $a$ rolls on the outside of a circle with radius $b$ (see figure). Find the parameterization for the curve a point on the wheel follows. You may choose freely how you ...
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The Point of Tangency Between a Sphere and a Tangent Plane

Find the equation of the sphere centered at (2,0,-3) that is tangent to the plane x=y. What is the point of tangency? Describe the interior of the sphere with an inequality. What I have thus far: ...
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Fourier transform for a 2D curve

I am stuck on the following problem about a Fourier transform of a 2D curve: I have to calculate the Fourier transform (using 1D complex FT) (and the opposite of it) for a 2D curve z(t). The curve is ...
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Equation of a vertical plane given $2$ points

A vertical plane passes through points $(1, -1, 1)$ and $(2, 1, 1)$. With three points on a normal plane, I just found two vectors and found the normal by cross-product of the vectors, but I'm not ...
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Circumference of a superellipse?

Could someone help me formulate the circumference of a superellipse? $$\frac{x^n}{a^n} + \frac{y^n}{b^n} = 1$$ If it makes things easier, I'm considering only the cases $n>2$, and ...