Hello everyone, this is Tom from everystepcalculus.com, everystepphysics.com. We’re gonna do a sketch by hand concerning parametric equations. A position formula for position vectors, and then eliminate the parameter. The parameter is T. So let’s do it. Index 8 to get to my menu. I’m already at sketch graph. Here’s the position in vector format. And you have to press alpha before you enter anything into these entry lines here. Alpha T squared minus 4, and alpha t divided by 2. If z is not given, enter 0. Alpha 0. I always show you what you’ve entered, you can change it if you want in my programs. And we’re gonna scroll down here to sketch by hand. I put in the arbitrary numbers for you that you’re gonna then work in the formula. Here’s the answer, you put these on a graph paper and you sketch the graph of this function. We’re gonna go back now and eliminate the parameter.

Of course you know how to do that, don’t you. It’s all nonsense if you ask me, calculus is nonsense. Eliminating parameter. Solve for t in the y equation, which we did here. t equals 2y, and then you put that in the x equations, into the x equation here. And here’s the answer: 4y squared minus 4. Sometimes your professor might want you to put it into a 0 format or an equal 0 format. You change, transpose, the x to the other side minus x, and then change the sign, x minus 4y squared plus 4 equals 0. Alright, pretty neat, huh? Everystepcalculus.com, go to my site, buy my program if you wanna pass calculus, and subscribe if you wanna see more videos that I might make. And don’t forget physics, either, okay? Have a good one.

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