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leo255

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## Homework Statement

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You are given a particle, with the trajectory of a circle, with radius of 3 meters. The particle moves clock-wise, and when t=0, the x, y coordinates are (0, -3). Find parametric equations for the coordinates (x, y) in terms of the parametric t (time).

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## The Attempt at a Solution

My attempt at a solution was to plot the circle with the given points. I was able to determine that x = -3sin, and that y = -3cos. I know that period equals 2 pi / B, but I'm not sure what to do here for the last part of the trig equations.

Edit: Just remembered that the period should be 4. So, B = pi/2.

Would the correct parametric equations be

x = -3sin(pi/2) t

y = -3cos(pi/2) t

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