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Locus of fixed points

  1. Feb 3, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Given z1 and z2 as fixed points describe the locus of the point z1+t(z2-z1)
    a)t is real
    b)0<t<1


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    My problem is that I don't even understand what a locus is.
    b)z1 or z2 if t is 1.
     
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  3. Feb 4, 2009 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Hi kathrynag! :smile:
    You get plagues of locuses … they're the curves described by the Israelites when they left Egypt. :wink:

    At t = 0, Moses was at position z1, and at t = 1 he was at position z2 …

    so where was he at a general time t, between 0 and 1? :smile:
     
  4. Feb 4, 2009 #3
    between z1 and z2?
     
  5. Feb 4, 2009 #4

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    well … yeah … but where exactly … and why? :smile:
     
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