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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How to find coordinates of the center of circle containing a given arc [on hold]

Given: Coordinates for each end of circular arc, angle of arc, radius length. How do I find the coordinates of the center of the circle containing the arc?
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Manipulating An Equation into A Workable Form

The question asks me to find the arc length of $$y= (x-x^2)^{1/2} + \sin^{-1}(x^{1/2})$$ I know I need to take the derivative: $$\frac{1-2x}{2(x-x^2)^{1/2}} + \frac{1}{(1-x)^{1/2}}$$ I've tried ...
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GNU Octave draw figure of 2 planes

How can I draw two planes in same figure in GNU Octave? $$ x + y + z = 1\\ 2x - y + 3z = 4$$ Thanks!
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Curves with “constant speed”?

I am new to the concept of curves. Let us a assume we have a simple function such as $f:\mathbb{R}^+\rightarrow \mathbb R^+\quad f(x) := \sqrt{x}$. (Or $f(x)=\exp(x)$ or a polynomial etc.). We can ...
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The area of a region around a curve

If we are given a simple closed curve with length $L$ in the plane, and we have a fixed number $r$ such that for each point $x$ on the curve there is a related disc $D(x,r)$ with radius $r$, how can ...
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A function to fit a certain S-shaped curve

I am looking for a function to fit a certain type of S-shaped curve. Here are my criteria: The curve always pass three points (0,0), (0.5,0.5) and (1,1). For 0 < x < 0.5, f(x) < x; for ...
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Could a hyper elliptic curve of degree 5 admit only three ordinary double points?

The definition for hyper elliptic curves is those curves which admit a ramified double cover of $P^1$. The given degree five is for some homogeneous equations of degree five that defines the curve, ...
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fixed point projective geometry

I am thinking about the following: Let $\sigma:\mathbb C P^n\rightarrow\mathbb C P^n$ be a projectivity with $\sigma\circ\sigma=id_{\mathbb C P^n}$. I define the set of all fix points by ...
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arithmetic and geometric genus for a reducible plane curve

If $C$ is an irreducible plane curve we have the well known formula relating the airthmetic (obtained via the degree-genus formula) and the geometric genus $$\frac{(d-1)(d-2)}{2} - \sum ...
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s-shaped reverse logistic curve

Is there any curve that grows very slow at the beginning then growth picks up exponentially before hitting the wall. I need sort of reverse behavior of the logistic curve ...
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Find locus of points relating to an ellipse

I would like to find the equation of the following locus. For a big circle C centered at (0,0), the locus of points that the sum of distances to Y-axis and to C is 1, say in the first quadrant, is ...
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Strange property of parametrization of a class of plane curves

My studies lead me to the following parametrization of perhaps a new class of plane curves ( which are similar in shape to the classical sinusoidal spirals but not identical ). If the curves are not ...
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Creating a $C^2$ smooth convex curve which joins circular arcs

Suppose that I have many points $p_1$,..., $p_n$, all very close to origin 0. For R very, very large, I have circular arcs of radius R, $\alpha_i$, about $p_i$. I do not speak about their ...
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Limit of an Expression on a Plane Curve

Say we have a curve $\mathcal{C}$ like this: $$ x^5 + y^5 = 5xy.$$ Say then that we want to find (and prove) the limit of the quantity $x/y$ (if it exists) as $x \to + \infty$ on the curve ...
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Limit of an expression as $x$ tends to a particular quantity on a curve

Say we have a curve like this: $$ xy + y^2x^2 = x.$$ Let's call it the curve $\mathcal{C}$. Say then that we want to find the limit of the quantity $x^2/y$ (if it exists) as $x \to - \infty$ on the ...
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The Trace-Determinant Plane

What are some easy ways to remember each of the different behaviors of general solutions of ordinary differential equations in the trace-determinant plane? For differential equations of the form ...
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Finding an arc-length between 2 points in 3 dimensions

I know how to find an arc-length between two points with coordinates, say $X=(a,b)$ and $Y=(c,d)$. But how do I find the same thing but for, say $X=(a,b,c)$ and $Y=(d,e,f)$? Thanks!
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Degree of ramification divisor and number of fixed points under a group action.

Let $C$ be a projective plane nonsingular complex curve and a finite group $G$ acts on $C$. Consider the quotient $f: C\rightarrow C/G=:C'$. Then, by Riemann–Hurwitz $2g_C-2=|G|(2g_{C'}-2)+\deg R,$ ...
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Parameterization of simple closed curve

A curve $Z$ in a two dimensional space is parametrized by $0\leq t < 1$ , and satisfies $Z(t) = Z(t+1)$. If it is sufficiently well behaved, it can be represented using a Fourier series with a ...
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AP Calculus Integral Problem

A solid is formed by revolving the curve $y=x^{2/3}+1$, for $0 \leq x \leq 2.5$, about the $X$-axis Estimate the volume of the solid by partitioning $[0,2.5]$ into five sub-intervals of equal length, ...
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How to find the length of a curved path.

We have to find a continuous model for a curved path which you then solve. A woman is running in the positive y-direction starting at x=50 (50,0) which is orthogonal to the x axis. At this point a dog ...
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Find the distance of the point $( 1,2,3 )$ to ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Find the distance of the point $( 1,2,3 )$ of the plane $3x-2y+5z+17=0$ .
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Curve parametrization

When plotting following implicit function $x^4 + y^4 = 2xy$, what is the best way to parametrize it? I tried $y=xt$, but then I get $x=\sqrt{2t\over {1+t^4}}$ and $y=\sqrt{2t^3\over {1+t^4}}$, which ...
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find maximum area

Consider a problem here : There is a wall in your backyard. It is so long that you can’t see its endpoints. You want to build a fence of length L such that the area enclosed between the wall and the ...
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Ambiguous Curve: can you follow the bicycle?

Let $\alpha:[0,1]\to \mathbb R^2$ be a smooth closed curve parameterized by the arc length. We will think of $\alpha$ like a back track of the wheel of a bicycle. If we suppose that the distance ...
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Real valued function associated with the Diophantine equation $a^2(2^a-a^3)+1=7^b$

The parent question that maybe still remains to be answered at this moment is:Solve the Diophantine equation $a^2(2^a-a^3)+1=7^b$ . As far as the parent question is concerned, when generalizing to ...
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Domain and Range problem(plane)

Consider the function $z = \ln{(y + 1)}+\sqrt{x-3}$. Find the domain and range, and sketch the domain in the plane.
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show that $\frac{d}{dt}\langle \gamma(t),\eta(t)\rangle =\langle\gamma '(t),\eta (t)\rangle +\langle \gamma (t),\eta ' (t)\rangle$

Let $\gamma,\eta:[a,b]\to \mathbb R^n$ be continuous, differentiable, curves. show that $$\frac{d}{dt}\langle \gamma(t),\eta(t)\rangle =\langle\gamma '(t),\eta (t)\rangle +\langle \gamma (t),\eta ' ...
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Scalar Equation of a Plane

Determine the value of $k$ such that the line with parametric equations $x = 2 + 3t, y = -2 + 5t, z = k$ is parallel to the plane with equation $4x + 3y – 3z -12 = 0.$
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PDEs along parametrized curves in $\mathbb R^2$

For Riemannian surfaces in $\mathbb R^n,n\geq 3$, the Laplace-Beltrami operator can be expressed in terms of the Riemannian metric and one can consider evolution equations (e.g. heat diffusion, wave ...
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how to find the equation of one curve in XY plan which satisfies such functions?

I want to find the equation of one curve in $X-Y$ plan which satisfies the functions as follows: 1) $A(x_1,y_1)$, $B(x_2,y_2)$ are two known points and $f(x,y)$ (or $y(x)$) is the equation of the ...
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Generalisation of circumscribed circle for polygones instead of triangles.

Given a triangle, there exists a unique circle passing through its $3$ vertices. I wonder if more generally for any $n\geq3$ we can define a family $\mathcal{C}_n$ of convex closed curves in the ...
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Degree of the dual curve to $XY^2 - Z^3$

I have a question about the dual curve to the curve $C$ cut out by the equation $F(X,Y,Z) = XY^2 - Z^3 = 0$ in $\mathbb{P}^2$. (Assume that everything is over an algebraically closed field of ...
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Express parametric curve as graph of a function

I have a parametric curve in $\mathbb{R}^2$ given by $$ t\mapsto f(t)\left(\begin{array}{c}1\\1\end{array}\right)+\sqrt{-f'(t)}\left(\begin{array}{c}1\\-1\end{array}\right),\quad ...
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Drawing heart in mathematica

It's not really a typical math question. Today, while studying graphs, I suddenly got inquisitive about whether there exists a function that could possibly draw a heart-shaped graph. Out of sheer ...
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Is this Batman equation for real?

HardOCP has an image with an equation which apparently draws the Batman logo. Is this for real?
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Line of intersection/quadric surfaces

Let $C$ be the curve of intersection of the cylinder $\frac{x^2}{25}$ + $\frac{y^2}{9}$ = $1$ with the plane $3z = 4y$. Let $L$ be the line tangent to $C$ at the point $(0,-3,-4)$. What is the ...
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Plane intersection

The planes $5x + 3y + 2z = 0$ and $ 2x + 8y - 5z = 0$ intersect. Find the equation of the intersecting line. I get the parametric equation: $x = t$ y = $\frac{29}{34}t$ z = $\frac{-121}{170}t$ ...
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Relations between curvature and area of simple closed plane curves.

Let $\gamma$ be a simple closed plane curve. We know that a curve with constant curvature $\kappa$ will trace a circle in the plane. The radius of this circle is the inverse of its curvature. Now, ...
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Finding the arc length of $r(t)=ti+j+(\frac{1}{6}t^3+\frac{1}{2}t^{-1})$

How would I find the arc length of the following curve from $t=0$ to $t=2$ $r(t)=ti+j+(\frac{1}{6}t^3+\frac{1}{2}t^{-1})$ I took the first derivative and got ...
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To prove a relation for a smooth, asymptotic plane curve, in arc length parametrization.

Given a smooth plane curve, parametrized in arc length as $\alpha(s) \equiv (x(s),y(s))$ and given that $$\lim_{s \to \infty} \frac{y(s)}{s} = k,$$ $k$ a constant, and $$\lim_{s \to \infty}x(s) = 0,$$ ...
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Line tangent to curve in complex plane

For what pairs $a,b\in\mathbb{\mathbb{C}}$ is the line $L(x,y)=ax+by+1=0$ tangent to the curve $C(x,y)=x^4+y^4+1=0$? By definition of "tangent", if I have a point $(c,d)\in C$, and a line ...
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How to determine a point is outside or inside

How could I determine a point is outside or inside of a domain with variable raduis. like this: $$x(t)=(0.3+0.2(\sin3t))\cos t$$ $$y(t)=(0.3+0.2(\sin3t))\sin t$$ where 0$\leq t< 2\pi$. I tried ...
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What is the slope of the tangent at $(0,0)$ on the curve $x^2 y^2 = 4 x^5 + y^3$

This question is arising from the answer to another one: How find this equation integer solution: $x^2y^2=4x^5+y^3$ . For $x < 27$ and $y > -243$ , the basic equation $x^2 y^2 = 4 x^5 + y^3$ is ...
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Find a parametrization of the intersection curve between surfaces

Find a parametrization of the intersection curve between the surfaces $−3x^2+2z=10$ and $4x^2+10y^2=5$. You should parametrize such that $y=k\sin(t)$ for some constant k. The answer should be in ...
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Finding the tangent vector to the vertical trace curves

Why does z have to be the derivative of f(x,y) in respect to x? I get that I am finding the tangent line with y constant. But I need help visualizing this. From ...
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When does this parametric curve cross itself?

Find the points where the curve given parametrically by$$\mathbf{r}(t)=\left(2+\cos\frac{3}{2}t\right)\left(\begin{matrix}\cos t\\\sin t\end{matrix}\right)$$crosses itself. So, I understand that ...
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There exists a constant arc length parametrization

I heard that for any curve in the plane that can be given parametrically by $\vec{r}(t)=\langle x(t),y(t)\rangle$ for $a\leq t\leq b$ that there exists a constant arc length parametrization, i.e. ...
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Approach to store result of intersecting $n$ planes

The equation of the plane is ax + by + cz + d = 0, where (a,b,c) is the plane's normal, and d is the distance to the origin. This means that every point (x,y,z) ...
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When is a curve smooth at points where $dy/dx$ does not exist?

The curve $y=x^{1/3}$ is smooth everywhere even though $dy/dx$ does not exist at $x=0$. Why? In general; Wherever $dy/dx$ does not exist on a curve, how can I show that it could still be smooth at ...