- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg32330] polar curve
- From: TeKkEnXpErT at aol.com
- Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 02:30:07 -0500 (EST)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
A polar curve defined by the equation r = 4cos(theta) -pie/2<=theta<=pie/2 Parametrize the curve by x(theta), y(theta). Find the points (x,y) on this curve at which x'(theta)=0. What can you say about the tangent at these points?