Objectives: In this tutorial, we define parametric equations in the
plane. We illustrate how to draw the graph of parametric equations.
After working through these materials, the student should be able
- to graph a system of parametric equations.
Definition. Parametric Equations in the plane is a pair of functions
x = f(t) and y = g(t)|
which describe the x and y coordinates of the graph of some curve in the plane.
- Using a graphing calculator to graph a system of parametric equations: