Tangent vector to a parametric curve

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This is confusing me more than it should.

A curve in space is given by [itex]x^i(t)[/itex] and is parameterized by [itex]t[/itex].

What is the tangent vector along the curve at a point [itex] t= t_0 [/itex] on the curve?
 

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[tex]\left. \frac{dx^i}{dt} \right|_{t=t_0}[/tex]
 
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[tex]\left. \frac{dx^i}{dt} \right|_{t=t_0}[/tex]
OK. So I was thinking right! Thanks a lot :)
 

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