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Draw a diagram, specify intercepts

  1. Jan 20, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Draw a diagram of the orbit and specify its x and y intercepts. Describe its shape.

    r = 2bsin(wt)x̂ + bcos(wt)ŷ

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Heres my picture. Aren't the intercepts just 2b for x and b for y?

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  3. Jan 20, 2017 #2


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    Those certainly are intercepts. Any more?
    You have not drawn the orbit, only one point of it.
  4. Jan 21, 2017 #3
    Okay, I got it. Thanks.
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