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 11.7 - Conics in Polar Coordinates - Exercises 11.7 - Page 686: 32


$r=\dfrac{8}{1+2\cos \theta}$

Work Step by Step

The equation of conic with eccentricity $e$ and directrix $x=k$ leads to focus can be written as: $r=\dfrac{ke}{1+e \cos \theta}$ ....(1) Given: $e=2,k=4$ Then $x=4$ Thus, the equation (1) can be written as: $r=\dfrac{ke}{1+e \cos \theta}=\dfrac{8}{1+2\cos \theta}$
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