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Our prof talked about arc length as a parameter today and I understand how to do problems associated with it, however I do not fully understand why we do it.

2. Relevant equations

In our text, the only relevant reading says: "A curve in the plane or in space can be parametrized in terms of the arc length s."

Would someone be able to give me a geometric interpretation on why we need to do this parametrization?

Thanks!

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# Parametrization homework help

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