## How do you find the area between parametric curves?

## How do you find the area between parametric curves?

The area between a parametric curve and the x-axis can be determined by using the formula A=∫t2t1y(t)x′(t)dt. The arc length of a parametric curve can be calculated by using the formula s=∫t2t1√(dxdt)2+(dydt)2dt.

## What is parametric representation of curves?

A curve similarly can be represented parametrically by expressing the components of a vector from the origin to a point P with coordinates x, y and z on it, as functions of a parameter t, or by solutions to one or two equations depending on the dimension of space. The difference is that a typical curve is not a line.

**Is area between curves always positive?**

Finally, unlike the area under a curve that we looked at in the previous chapter the area between two curves will always be positive.

### Is a cycloid a regular curve?

In geometry, a cycloid is the curve traced by a point on a circle as it rolls along a straight line without slipping. A cycloid is a specific form of trochoid and is an example of a roulette, a curve generated by a curve rolling on another curve….External links.

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### How to calculate the area under a parametric curve?

In this section we will find a formula for determining the area under a parametric curve given by the parametric equations, x = f (t) y = g(t) x = f ( t) y = g ( t) We will also need to further add in the assumption that the curve is traced out exactly once as t t increases from α α to β β .

**How to find the derivative of a parametric equation?**

We will also need to further add in the assumption that the curve is traced out exactly once as t t increases from α α to β β . We will do this in much the same way that we found the first derivative in the previous section.

## Which is the blue dot on a parametric equation?

The blue dot is the point P P on the wheel that we’re using to trace out the curve. From this sketch we can see that one arch of the cycloid is traced out in the range 0 ≤ θ ≤ 2π 0 ≤ θ ≤ 2 π .

## What is the formula for the parametric equation x?

We will now think of the parametric equation x = f (t) x = f ( t) as a substitution in the integral. We will also assume that a = f (α) a = f ( α) and b =f (β) b = f ( β) for the purposes of this formula.