Homework Statement
Let ##U## be a plane given by ##\frac{x^2}{2}-z=0##
Find the curve with the shortest path on ##U## between the points ##A(-1,0,\frac{1}{2})## and ##B(1,1,\frac{1}{2})##
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Homework Equations
Euler-Lagrange
##L(y)=\int...
Homework Statement
Parameterize the part of the curve which allows an equilateral triangle, with the height 3R, to roll from one vertex to the next one, while its center travels at a constant height.
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The Attempt at a...
Homework Statement
Find Orthogonal Trajectories of ##\frac{x^2}{a}-\frac{y^2}{a-1}=1##
Hint
Substitute a new independent variable w
##x^2=w##
and an new dependent variable z
##y^2=z##
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The Attempt at a Solution
substituting ##x## and ##y## I get...