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Parametric Equations

  1. Nov 26, 2013 #1
    Even problem in 2nd semester calc book.

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Come up with three sets of PE for y=√x

    3. The attempt at a solution

    This is the first time in my math education that Ive come across parametric equations where I am required to give 2 or more sets.

    The first one:

    x=t y=√t


    x=3t y=√3t


    x=t+3 y=√t+3


    My approach seems too easy; I have a sense my intuition on parametric equations is lacking, but any help would be appreciated!
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  3. Nov 26, 2013 #2


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    There is nothing wrong with your answers. You could be more creative if you want to. For example if you let ##x=t^2## and ##y=~?##.
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