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Homework Help: Drawing Surfaces & Space Curves

  1. Jun 14, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Drawing surface ##f(x,y) = ...## or ##r(t) = <f(t),g(t)>## etc.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I've been working on drawing space curves lately, by breaking into separate planes and by level curves. I'm struggling w/ this topic. (1) If I'm not mistaken, this is fundamental in order to grasp the other topics within Multivariate and Vector Calculus, correct? (2) Are there any resources recommended for this topic, ANY help will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
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  3. Jun 14, 2014 #2


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    I have some old lecture notes of mine that review 2d conics and their graphs and give examples of how to use that to draw 3d conic surfaces. These were for my own use during my lectures so they aren't that polished for publication. They are handwritten and my handwriting isn't that great, but you might find them useful if you work through the examples. They are pdf files and you can find them at:

    math.asu.edu/~kurtz/LectureNotes/Lecture7.pdf [Broken]
    math.asu.edu/~kurtz/LectureNotes/Lecture8.pdf [Broken]
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