(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Eliminate the parameters u and v to obtain a Cartesian equation, thus showing that the given vector equation represents a portion of the surface named. Also, compute the fundamental vector product dr/du x dr/dv in terms of u and v.

2. Relevant equations

Ellipsoid

r(u,v) =asinucosvi+bsinusinvj+ccosuk

3. The attempt at a solution

I can find the cross product easy enough(abc, but how should I go about getting rid of the parameters?sinu((sinucosv/a)i+(sinusinv/b)j+(cosu/c)k)

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# Homework Help: Elimating parameters

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