1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

B Curve where both x and y approach infinity

  1. Nov 24, 2016 #1
    What is the equation for a curve where x approaches infinity as y approaches infinity?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 24, 2016 #2

    Krylov

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

    I don't think I understand you well, but what about: ##x = y##
    ?
     
  4. Nov 24, 2016 #3
    Wouldn't that be a straight line instead of a curve?
     
  5. Nov 24, 2016 #4

    Krylov

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor

    To me a straight line is a particular kind of curve, but if you prefer something that really "curves", then you could do ##x = y^2##. However, I believe you were also able to find that out?

    Maybe it helps when you explain a bit more about the background of your question. There are lots of planar curves with the property that ##x \to \infty## as ##y \to \infty##. Are you looking for a curve among them that has some additional properties?
     
  6. Nov 24, 2016 #5
    I think I get it. Powers make a curve.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2016 #6

    mfb

    User Avatar
    2016 Award

    Staff: Mentor

    A straight line is a mathematical curve as well. It is just an interesting special case.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2016 #7

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    ##y=ln(x)## also works as does ##y=e^x##
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Curve where both x and y approach infinity
  1. Bezier curve, y(x) (Replies: 5)

  2. Curve-fitting y=x^p+C (Replies: 23)

Loading...