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Math 54 Lecture 8 - Parametric Equations

# Math 54 Lecture 8 - Parametric Equations

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Parametric Curves
Institute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines Diliman
Mathematics 54–Elementary Analysis 2

Introduction
Consider a particle moving along the curve below

Introduction
The curve cannot be expressed as the graph of an equation of the form
=
f
(
).Sometimes, it’s impossible to ﬁnd an equation relating the
and
coordinatesof the particle.But we can express the
and the
component of the particle’s position asfunctions of time
, i.e.
=
(
)
y
=
(
)In this process, we say that we areparametrizing the curve above.The equations deﬁning
and
as functions of
are calledparametric equations,and
is called aparameter.