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This video is on parametric equations. A parametric equation is, you’re adding a

parameter of t time to every x y and z function, and that’s where we add the

parameter and that’s the reason we call them parametric equations. And let’s do

it. Turn the calculator on here. We’re going to get back to the home screen here.

Clear the calculator we can go F1 eight and it clears that screen here. You press

second alpha and put in the letters i n d e x, and then you push alpha and get

into the number 8 and closed parenthesis to add this and get my formula for my

menu. Press enter and we’re into my menu. And you can see all the things

available in my menu for you to pass calculus and do your homework. Position

vectors, product rule, projection of a and b, all those kinds of things you will be

involved with in calculus one two or three. We’re going to do parametric

equations now. That’s concerned with position vectors. If z is not given you

enter zero in for z, then you can do the other two, x and y. So there’s the vector

r t is generally an r t, is equal to this vector here, x t, y t and z t. So you have to

press alpha to enter the functions in the entry lines here, so let’s do it, three

times t let’s say plus four for x t, here’s y t, let’s enter have to push alpha, five

times t and let’s do the z one, or let’s put alpha just for to make it simple and put

z you can see that the z one is zero. Gives you a chance to change it if you’ve

made a mistake, and we have all these things that we can do with this formula

now with these functions in there. We can eliminate the parameter. Which

eliminates the t and changes it back to an x function. Let’s do that quick, I’ll go

through these quick so you can see. You solve for t, here’s the solution for t, and

then you substitute t into every other x y and z, but ah here’s one point six seven

times x minus three point nine and that eliminated the t parameter. Let’s go

length of arc, you want to do that, fine, let’s go press four, notice it’s an integral

over a and b, with the derivative of the r t formula. And rt we’re going to put in

what we entered, I’ll go through it quick, put this all on your paper, write it down

exactly as you see it, and we’re doing the square of each one, over the time of

let’s say, you have to push alpha, let’s say from two to alpha six, shows you from

two to six, here we’re doing this, write this on your paper and each individual one

is gone, there it is, and here we substitute etcetera in there, and here we have

approximately twenty three point four units. We can do speed, do you wanna do

speed, let’s push number seven here and do speed, unit vectors or speed is the

square root of these squared. Square root of nine, twenty five zero. 5.8 meters

per second. Ah pretty neat huh? Everystepcalculus dot com, check it out. Go to

my site and you’ll love these programs.

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