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find a rectangular eqn for the cycloid defined by the parametric eqns: x= a(θ-sinθ) y= a(1-cosθ) 0<= θ <= pi

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  1. anonymous
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    Please help, I'm just a little screwed with calc

  2. anonymous
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    Trace out a cycloid, determine its length. I'll give you a start it starts at 0 and goes to?

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    Determine the length of r, radius. i meant to say

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    (a)pi

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    hmm, so we have the parameters, could i just solve for θ and put everything in terms of x and y?

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    I'm trying to get rectangular, so I assume total x & y components

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    Am I right or am I just crazy?

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    I think it has something to with the radius, radius being the length of x So r=a(theta-sintheta) The equation in polar coordinates is r^2=(that thing above)squared Turn this one into rectangular

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