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Some simple curves in a plane may be described algebraically by setting up a suitable co-ordinate system in the plane and describing the curve as the graph of a function. We have seen already how useful such a description is; for example, we used it to obtain a formula for the arclength of such a curve. The description fails, however, for even so simple a curve as a circle: there is no choice of co-ordinate system for which a circle is the graph of a function

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Publish Date: August 01, 2001
Created In: Maple 6
Language: English

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calculus