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Unformatted text preview: vectorvalued function −→ p ( s,t ) which assigns to each point ( s,t ) in the “ stplane” a point −→ p ( s,t ) of the plane P in R 3 . This is a parametrization of the plane P ; by contrast with the parametrization of a line, which uses one parameter t , this uses two parameters, s and t . We can use this to parametrize the plane determined by any three noncollinear points. Suppose △ PQR is a nondegenerate triangle in R 3 . Set −→ p = −−→ O P, the position vector of the vertex P , and let −→ v = −−→ PQ and −→ w = −→ PR...
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course MAC 2311 taught by Professor All during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.
 Fall '08
 ALL
 Calculus, Vectors

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