CALCULUS Understanding Its Concepts and Methods

Parametric

If and are functions of , then the point traces out a curve, called a parametric curve. The variable is called a parameter and often represents time.

Surfaces in can be represented parametrically. Given scalar functions , , and , the set of points in is called a parametric surface.

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