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Parametric equations, polar coordinates, and vector-valued functions

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Parametric equations introParametric equations differentiation
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Second derivatives (parametric functions)
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Parametric curve arc lengthWorked example: Parametric arc length
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Vector-valued functions introVector-valued functions differentiationSecond derivatives (vector-valued functions)
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Planar motion example: acceleration vectorMotion along a curve: finding rate of changeMotion along a curve: finding velocity magnitudePlanar motion (with integrals)
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Polar functions derivativesWorked example: differentiating polar functions
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Tangents to polar curvesGet 3 of 4 questions to level up!
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Area bounded by polar curvesWorked example: Area enclosed by cardioid
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Worked example: Area between two polar graphs
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Evaluating definite integral with calculator
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About this unit

We are used to working with functions whose output is a single variable, and whose graph is defined with Cartesian, i.e., (x,y) coordinates. But there can be other functions! For example, vector-valued functions can have two variables or more as outputs! Polar functions are graphed using polar coordinates, i.e., they take an angle as an input and output a radius! Learn about these functions and how we apply the concepts of the derivative and the integral on them.
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