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anonymous
 5 years ago
Find the curvature at the point (1,0). Let x=e^tcost, y=e^tsint. What would t=?
anonymous
 5 years ago
Find the curvature at the point (1,0). Let x=e^tcost, y=e^tsint. What would t=?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0x'=e^tcoste^tsint, x"=e^tcoste^tsinte^tsint+e^tcost y'=e^tsint+e^tcost, y"=e^tsint+e^tcost+e^tcoste^tsint K=x'y"y'x"/Sq. x'+y' all i need is what t equals

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'll admit this one threw me for a loop too. You have to notice that the ycoordinate is 0, so plug it into the y equation. Use the zero product property to conclude that e^t = 0 or sint = 0. e^t is most definitely not going to equal 0 because 0 is not in the range of e^t (horizontal asymptote, remember?). So, sint = 0. If you solve for t, you'll find that occurs when t = 0.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks that is what i was thinking i just wasnt sure if you could break it up like that

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah and you could even check it in the x equation. If you let t = 0, you would get x = 1.
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