# Eliminating the Parameter from Helix Equation

• I
Let's say you have a helix defined parametrically as
r(t) =<sin(t), cos(t), t>

Is it possible to eliminate t and write an equation for this helix just in terms of x, y, and z?

tnich
Homework Helper
Let's say you have a helix defined parametrically as
r(t) =<sin(t), cos(t), t>

Is it possible to eliminate t and write an equation for this helix just in terms of x, y, and z?
How would you express ##z## as a function of ##t##?
##z=## ?

mathman