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Unformatted text preview: Well need the following for our ds . The arc length formula for polar coordinates is then, where, Lets work a quick example of this. Example 1 Determine the length of . Solution Okay, lets just jump straight into the formula since this is a fairly simple function. Well need to use a trig substitution here. The arc length is then, Just as an aside before we leave this chapter. The polar equation is the equation of a spiral. Here is a quick sketch of for ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MATH 136 taught by Professor Prellis during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.
 Fall '08
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 Arc Length, Integrals, Polar Coordinates

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