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Physical interpretation of a parametrization and its derivative
Course Topic(s): Multivariable Calculus | Vector-Valued Functions and Velocity/Acceleration
This page introduces students to the notion of particle motion and tangent (or velocity) vectors using text and accompanying animations. There is a constant speed parametrization of the unit circle and a second parametrization where the speed changes as the particle moves along the circle. Tangent vectors are drawn in each case, so students can see how the length changes according to speed of the particle.
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Creator(s): Duane Nykamp
Contributor(s): Duane Nykamp
This resource was cataloged by Matthias KawskiPublisher:
Resource copyright: Â© Jonathan Rogness, http://www.math.umn.edu/~rogness/
This review was published on June 11, 2011
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