18.02SC | Fall 2010 | Undergraduate

Multivariable Calculus

Part C: Parametric Equations for Curves

Session 17: General Parametric Equations; the Cycloid

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In this session you will:

  • Watch a lecture video clip and read board notes
  • Work with a Mathlet to reinforce lecture concepts
  • Read course notes and examples
  • Do problems and use solutions to check your work

Lecture Video

Video Excerpts

Clip: General Parametric Equations and the Cycloid

The following images show the chalkboard contents from these video excerpts. Click each image to enlarge.

Cycloid Mathlet

Reading and Examples

Parametric Curves (PDF)

Problems and Solutions

Problems: Parametric Curves (PDF)

Solutions (PDF)

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Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2010
Learning Resource Types
Exams with Solutions
Problem Sets with Solutions
Lecture Videos
Lecture Notes