Parametric Equations and Motion - Concept

Concept Concept (1)

Sometimes when graphing a shape or equation we want to add a parameter, something like time, which requires us to use parametric equations. One example of the use of parametric equations is to describe the motion along a line. Parametric equations can also be used to describe line segments or circles. Parametric equations are represented by two functions of x and y dependent on t.

Sample Sample Problems (3)

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Parametric Equations and Motion - Problem 1
Problem 1
How to determine the path of an object by eliminating the parameter when the position is given by parametric equations.
Parametric Equations and Motion - Problem 2
Problem 2
How to determine the path of an object by eliminating the parameter when the position is given by parametric equations with trigonometric equations.
Parametric Equations and Motion - Problem 3
Problem 3
How to find the horizontal distance a projectile travels and how to graph on the TI-84 the parametric equations describing its motion.