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First of all,

I understand what a constant is, what a variable is, and somewhat what a Parameter is.

For parameters, as much as I know they are variables but of a specific type, for exmaple:-

a^2= B, where B is the area of the square..now "a" is a variable, but its also a parameter, since its of certain type...

I doubt I`m right, but that`s how a parameter is pictured in my mind, and I hope you correct it if its wrong.

For arguments, I totally don`t know what they are about; well, I read about them, but that turned out to be logic, and unrelated to the original topic (parameters, and parametric equations)

Since its hard to quote from a website, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parameter

and from the index you can go to:-

* 2.1 Mathematical functions

* 2.2 Analytic geometry

concerning * 2.1:

BUT:

and as a result, and anyway.. I don`t get the whole thing!

what are parameters? how are they different than variables? and what are arguments?

What tells me that I shouldn't skip what I mentioned is that I`ve read the following - while I was reading on parametric equations, here is what I read:

I understand what a constant is, what a variable is, and somewhat what a Parameter is.

For parameters, as much as I know they are variables but of a specific type, for exmaple:-

a^2= B, where B is the area of the square..now "a" is a variable, but its also a parameter, since its of certain type...

I doubt I`m right, but that`s how a parameter is pictured in my mind, and I hope you correct it if its wrong.

For arguments, I totally don`t know what they are about; well, I read about them, but that turned out to be logic, and unrelated to the original topic (parameters, and parametric equations)

Since its hard to quote from a website, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parameter

and from the index you can go to:-

* 2.1 Mathematical functions

* 2.2 Analytic geometry

concerning * 2.1:

what are arguments? they seem to be everything that can be put in the function`s notation (like shown in the example: f(x1,x2,x3,x4...; a1,a2,a3,a4...)The two are often distinguished by being grouped separately in the list of arguments that the function takes

BUT:

Now this is confusing! (If you can please clarify this to me?)Strictly speaking, parameters are denoted by the symbols that are part of the function's definition, while arguments are the values that are supplied to the function when it is used. Thus, a parameter might be something like "the ratio of the cylinder's radius to its height", while the argument would be something like "2" or "0.1".

and as a result, and anyway.. I don`t get the whole thing!

what are parameters? how are they different than variables? and what are arguments?

Now what I`m most concerned with is "parametric equations", so if this sentence means that I should skip all what I mentioned please tell me. (I`m totally confused and can`t judge right now)In the special case of parametric equations the independent variables are called the parameters.

What tells me that I shouldn't skip what I mentioned is that I`ve read the following - while I was reading on parametric equations, here is what I read:

I don`t think this simply means "independent variables"!?In mathematics, parametric equations are a method of defining a curve using parameters. A simple kinematical example is when one uses a time parameter to determine the position, velocity, and other information about a body in motion.

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