Calculus (3rd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464125260
ISBN 13: 978-1-46412-526-3

Chapter 12 - Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Conic Sections - 12.2 Arc Length and Speed - Preliminary Questions - Page 610: 1


The arc length is defined as the limit of the lengths of polygonal approximations.

Work Step by Step

In equation form, we can write: $s=arc~length=\int_a^b\sqrt{x'(t)^2+y'(t)^2}dt$
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