Thomas' Calculus 13th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0-32187-896-5
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Chapter 11: Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates - Section 11.1 - Parametrizations of Plane Curves - Exercises 11.1 - Page 647: 32


$x=\cot^2 \theta$;$y= \cot \theta$; $0\leq \theta \leq \dfrac{\pi}{2}$

Work Step by Step

Let us consider that $y=\sqrt x$ Since, $y=x \tan \theta$ Then, we have $\sqrt x= \cot \theta \implies x=\cot^2 \theta$ Now, $y=(\cot^2 \theta) (\tan \theta)$ Thus, $y=\dfrac{1}{\tan \theta}(\tan \theta)= \cot \theta$
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