approximating area under a curve 9 videos

Area With Determinants
Precalculus Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
How to compute the area of a parallelogram using a determinant.
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Families of Polar Curves: Roses
Precalculus Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers
How to describe Roses, the family of curves with equations r=acos(b*theta) or r=asin(b*theta) when b >=2 and is an integer.
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Using Sine to Calculate the Area of a Triangle
Precalculus Basic Trigonometry
How to calculate the area of any triangle using two sides and an included angle.
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Area With the Cross Product
Precalculus Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
How to show that the magnitude of the cross product of two vectors gives the area of the parallelogram determined by those two vectors.
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Families of Polar Curves: Conic Sections
Precalculus Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers
How to describe the polar equations of conic sections.
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Families of Polar Curves: Circles, Cardiods, and Limacon
Precalculus Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers
How to graph the special cases of the family r = a + b cos (theta) when a or b = 0.
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Graphing Polar Equations
Precalculus Polar Coordinates and Complex Numbers
How to sketch a simple polar curve by plotting points.
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Find an Equation for the Sine or Cosine Wave
Precalculus Trigonometric Functions
How to identify the graph of a stretched cosine curve.
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Parametric Equations and Motion
Precalculus Vectors and Parametric Equations
How to graph a parametric curve, and how to eliminate the parameter to obtain a rectangular equation for the curve.
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