STEM Lessons for College Students

6.3 Parametric Equations and Motion

Goal: define, graph, and solve parametric equations

Parametric curves
• Eliminating the parameter
• Converting a parametric equation to a function (or, at least, using function notation)
• Converting a line to a parametric equation
#s of exercises in this lesson: 1, 5, 7, 11, 27
#s of examples in this lesson: 3


Precalculus: Graphical , Numerical, Algebraic (7th Edition) by Demana, Waits, Foley, Kennedy

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