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Meridians and Circles of Latitude of a surface of revolution

  1. Feb 19, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the meridians and circles of latitude of a surface of revolution ##X(t, \theta) = (r(t)cos(\theta), r(t)sin(\theta), z(t))##.


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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I honestly just need a definition of what these concepts are. My book, as an aside for this specific homework problem, just says they are the ##t##-curves and ##\theta##-curves respectively. Does this mean I fix ##\theta## and see what the image of ##X## is, and then vice-versa for ##t##?
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2014 #2

    LCKurtz

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    Yes. Some texts call them parameter curves.
     
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