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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Envelope of family of curves $x(u,v)=\cos^2(u)\cos(v)+\cos(u)\sin(u)\sin(v)$, $y(u,v)=\cos^2(u)\sin(v)-\cos (u)\sin(u)\cos(v)$

How to generally find singular solution or envelope of a two parameter family of curves $ x(u,v),y(u,v) $ in the plane? The parametric equations $$x(u,v) = \cos^2 (u) \cos (v) + \cos (u) \sin (u) \...
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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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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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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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Measure a pyramid or prism [closed]

Is it more challenging to measure a pyramid or prism? Discuss, making clear what attributes you are measuring, and whether you are determining measurements physically or through calculation. My ...
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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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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. Here's raw idea how it ...
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Equation of a plane from 2 lines

I have two lines with the following equation $$D1 : (x, y, z) = (2,0,0) + k(0,3,0)$$ $$D2 : (x, y, z) = (2,0,2) + k(0,0,1)$$ and I must find out the equation of the plane that they make. I ...
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How To Write The equation for a line given a set of co-ordinates

I'm trying to learn how can I write the equation for a line given all the points that belongs in the line. I'm looking to find the equation for a curve. An example set of points is: $$\{ (24,11), (...
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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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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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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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How to find center of a conic section from the equation?

If we are given a curve in the form $$ax^2+2bxy+cy^2+2dx+2ey+f=0$$ and the following determinant $$\delta=\begin{vmatrix}a&b\\b&c\end{vmatrix}=ac-b^2$$ is non-zero, then this is either a curve ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Parametric equation of $x^y=y^x$ curve

What is the easiest/most natural way to parametrize the following curve? $$\{(x,y)\in\Bbb R^{+2}\mid x^y=y^x, x\neq y\}\cup\{(e,e)\}$$ The best I could do was taking it apart, and for $x>y$ use $...
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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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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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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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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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Parametric Interpolation in the Plane

Given $i+j$ points in the plane, when can we find $x(t),y(t)$, polynomials of degree $i$ and $j$ respectively such that the parametric curve $(x(t),y(t))$ goes through each point? We can do this ...
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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 family of curve for given asymptotes

I need to find possible curves, with asymptotes given as $x=0 (x \to -\infty)$ and $y=mx \hspace{0.5cm} m>0$. it is easy to find curves for individual lines, $y= \exp(-\lambda_1 x) + mx$ for $y=mx$ ...
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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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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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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): $...
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What is the Hilbert curve's equation?!

The Hilbert curve has always bugged me because it had no closed equation or function that I could find. What is its equation or function? For example, if I wanted to find the Hilbert's curve point at ...
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convex curve as boundary of a convex set

In short, my question is to know if the following statement is true, and how to show it : Theorem Let $\gamma$ be a closed simple $C^2$ convex curve in $\mathbb{R}^2$. We denote $\Gamma$ its image. ...
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Path integral over Koch curve

If a curve $C$ is a Koch curve (snowflake fractal) centered at origo, then is the following path integral defined? $$\int_C \frac{1}{z}\space dz.$$ If it exists, the value must be $2\pi i$ for ...
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Is this method of finding a “dual curve” correct?

I have a very limited exposure to projective geometry, but I'm having fun exploring the concept of duality. In particular I'd like to know if this naive method of finding a "dual" curve to a given ...
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Curve fitting: How to identify the appropriate function for a beat-like phenomena?

I have a time series data which shows some beat like behaviour. The envelope does not look exponentially decreasing, as it is impossible from a physics point of view. The envelope is likely to be a ...
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Proof of the formula that computes the genus of smooth projective plane curve

I was searching for a proof of the formula that computes the genus of a smooth projective plane curve of degree $d$: $$g = \frac{(d-1)(d-2)}{2}$$ which do not make use neither of triangulation or ...
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Dichotomy in the number of regions on a plane formed by an infinite number of lines

I'm reading Knuth's Concrete Mathematics and we are dealing with recurrence relations. He proves that the number of regions $L_n$ formed by $n$ lines on a plane is $L_n=\frac{n(n+1)}{2}$. I don't ...
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What is the rotation index of a figure 8?

Is it 0 since the total turning angle covers one clockwise circle and one counterclockwise circle thus making the total 0 and the rotation index 0?