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Curvy line length calculus?You know how calculus can find area under a curve? igloo myrtilles fourmis #2 20051212 02:24:17
Re: Curvy line length calculus?Say you want the length of the line on a parabola fromx = 0 to x=5. Perhaps , I am not good at calculus yet. Maybe Length of line = Last edited by John E. Franklin (20051212 05:00:08) igloo myrtilles fourmis #3 20051212 02:26:36
Re: Curvy line length calculus?This is probably all wrong, but I am learning to use LaTeX!!! start, but then gets just as messy as what I started with, so that's no help... Last edited by John E. Franklin (20051212 04:59:33) igloo myrtilles fourmis #4 20051212 07:39:43
Re: Curvy line length calculus?I cheated and used a standard mathematical tables integrals answer. igloo myrtilles fourmis #5 20051212 08:04:22
Re: Curvy line length calculus?What is the length of the curvy line of a sine wave graphed from 0 to 2π radians? igloo myrtilles fourmis #6 20051212 09:07:51
Re: Curvy line length calculus?you are absolutely correct john! the integral for finding the distance on a curve is how you explained it! although it's a common formula, i find it smart of you (and sooo cute!!!!) that you were able to figure it out on your own!! so smart!!!! #7 20051212 09:29:45
Re: Curvy line length calculus?Thank you very much for the compliment. I am still struggling with how calculus works, and it is of great interest to me because I sometimes have to resort to doing computer approximations by breaking the problem into the tiny pieces and adding it up. Newton was a for sure! igloo myrtilles fourmis 